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2008 gmc savanna turn the key will not crank new battery and

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2008 gmc savanna turn the key will not crank new battery and starter when turning key it makes clicking noise
JA: Is the car in "Park" or "Neutral?" Do you know if your car has a "wheel lock" feature?
Customer: Tried both positions , wheel don't know.
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: When I turn key sounds like dead or weak battery.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: New starter battery is good.
JA: Is there anything else the GMC Mechanic should be aware of about your GMC?
Customer: Sometimes it will start, but now it does not want to.
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: GMC
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
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Expert:  Mike S. replied 4 months ago.

So it sounds like the starter solenoid is clicking or like a relay is clicking?

How do you know the battery is good? Do you have a voltmeter? If so, what is the voltage of the battery with both the key off and the key on start? It must remain above 9.6 volts in order to power the starter.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I wrote in the battery is new also the van will sometimes start
Expert:  Mike S. replied 4 months ago.

It sound sto me as though you have a loose connection or possibly just a bad/failing starter relay. I would try that first.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Brought battery to advance auto Checked out per ficklely. No issues such power is going to starter
Expert:  Mike S. replied 4 months ago.

Check for voltage to the "strtr sol" fuse #64 in the underhood fuse block when the key is turned to start. It should have voltage. If not, try a new crank relay #73 in that same fuse block.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 4 months ago.

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