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Experience:  GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.
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Well is a story...I am in the process of bringing a 72 LS5,

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Hi Well is a long story...I am in the process of bringing a 72 LS5, Vette back to life. I put a new starter and solonoid in, and the car ran great for a few days...Now it wont start-kinda. Sometimes it will turn over-sometimes not. But when the key hits the start position, I hear a metallic "ping"! Its not the starter...Then the system seems dear. Battery good and charged.. HELP!!!
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: Yes...connectors are clean...took battery to parts store, and it has more that enough cranking amps...I think thay said 650....
JA: Are you fixing your 650 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: what do u mean "Are you fixing your 650 yourself???? Really nothing but charging, retightning terminals, and trying to start...I have never had a car behave like this before....That matellic PING I think is important if I can find where it somes from?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Nothing I can think of...THANK YOU !
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 5 months ago.

Hello, have you taken the starter off and had it bench tested?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
its a new starter and solonid..that is NOT the problem,,,its someplace elsd
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Forget it...Ill just chalk the 5 up to a rip off!!!!!
Expert:  Jerry Newton replied 5 months ago.

I am following up, trying to understand what's going on with your car. When it fails to start, you hear a PING noise, and nothing else? No cranking or anything?