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We have a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD. It wouldn't start

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We have a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD. It wouldn't start after putting gas in a couple weeks ago. It started after it sat all day. Ran fine. Couple days later same thing - wouldn't start. Replaced starter. Seemed okay. Same thing again one day. Replaced the battery. Now again today it won't start. Thought it was the alternator but it tested fine. Now we have no idea. Any help?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Gary replied 11 months ago.

Hi Claire,

Can you have the vehicle scanned for codes please?

Gary

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The vehicle is parked at a campground right now and not near anywhere to test it.
Expert:  Gary replied 11 months ago.

Hi Claire,

Sorry to hear that.

How far away is the nearest Chevrolet dealer?

A GM scan tool is the best tool to use, which they have.

Gary

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Probably 30 miles or so. We would have to have it towed. It's like it goes days and everything is fine and then it won't start again.
Expert:  Gary replied 11 months ago.

Hi Claire,

Ok, that would be your best option.

I would say coincidence replacing the starter fixed your issue.

The real intermittent fault is still there.

Could be related to the BCM (Body Control module), or the ignition key.

Take both keys with you to the dealer if you can.

Kind regards

Gary