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Starter has slow crank off and on. And now shuts off while

Customer Question

Starter has slow crank off and on. And now shuts off while driving down the road off and on.
JA: When you turn the key, do you get a single loud click, or a series of rapid ones?
Customer: Its got to wiring because ill be sitting at a stop light and it just dies. Some times it slow cranks and fires right up. Not clicking when starting yet
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 1996 chevy silverdo 1500
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: replaced starter and battery
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: It dies at stop light then wait for a minute or two and in fires right up. Starter solenoid or wiring?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

So your saying that the engine cranks over slow after it stalls out?

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

What size engine do you have?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It's been slow cranking for a couple days. Now it stalls out sitting at idle. Doesn't want to fire up til wait a couple minutes
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

So when it stalls and does not start, does it crank over or not?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
After stalls out it slow cranking and no start. Wait couple minutes and it fires right up. Starter/ solenoid you think?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Has new starter!
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

Have you checked the battery voltage or the voltage at the battery when this happens?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
What's my next step
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 10 months ago.

This would be your next step.

Check the battery voltage when this happens.

Check voltage down at the starter (could be high resistance)

Check ground for starter/engine block (could also have high resistance in the ground circuit as well)

Also, be sure the engine turns over easy by hand when this happens.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

Hello! It'sCustomerfrom just answer.

I am just checking in to see if you need any further assistance?

Let me know!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Haven't had time to tear into it yet. Thanks though!
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 9 months ago.

Your welcome.

Please dont forget about me.