2001 chevy Tahoe problem

spincycle

Member
all electronics work perfectly, put the key in the ignition, turn it and nothing happens...most likely starter? or starter relay? or something else? thx in advance for any help...:)
 
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all electronics work perfectly, put the key in the ignition, turn it and nothing happens...most likely starter? or starter relay? or something else? thx in advance for any help...:)
It could be the ground strap on back of motor, or the ground to starter. It could also be the actual key switch or the harness going down through the steering column.
 

flattop1

Dawg 89
Pretty sure the actual switch i further down the colum near the lower dash .
The key only moves it .
Try to get under it and jump the starter with a screwdriver .
It does have 13 volts not 10 or 9 .
This happen suddenly may be a fuse some where in the control circut .no clicks no nothing occasionally if it clicks you can bang on the starter and it will go or turn the engine over by hand it the bendix is sfuck that will release it .
 

JC79

Member
If not starter or wiring issue. Does the security light stay on in the gauge cluster when trying to start? If so, turn key as if youre going to start and wait 10 minutes (security light shouldve gone out)then off. Do 2 more times. May have lost its security memory or be a bad key or theft module.
 

RacerXXX

Member
Before you dive in too far, check the basics. Test for 12volts at the heavy cable on the starter then check for 12volts at the small gauge wire at the starter when someone is trying to start it.
 

flattop1

Dawg 89
Didn't some gm vehicles around that year have the radio and security tied together ?
If you changed it out it caused issues .
 

spincycle

Member
It was the starter....put a rebuilt one in and it started right up....thankfully, these electronic issues can be a big pita many times...thx for everyone's input....?
 
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