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2008 chevy express 1500 4.3 Left truck sitting 5 days. when I return clicking sound from under hood. battery dead. charged batter when re connect Engine started to crank no. key in ignition. whats happening

Mechanic's Assistant: Did you test the battery with a voltmeter? And have you ever changed one before?

Yes have charged many batteries

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Express 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

This is in my drive way will have to have it towed to dealer. I charged battery fully. as I started to re connect the engine started to crank (no start when key installed) battery connection very hot disconnected

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Have had no previous problems. newer battery. could it be a relay in fuse box

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Chevy
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Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago
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Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. Do you have a remote start installed on the vehicle

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No remote start/only remote locks
Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

ok, standby

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Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

pull the starter relay and see if it does it

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Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

its actually the crank relay

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
thx I will try
Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

let me know

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Once again when battery re connected start started to crank. removed re lay no crank/ relay looks a little burnt
Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

ok. with the relay pulled. key off. check for power at position 86 on the relay plug

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Chevy Mechanic: david craig, Auto Mechanic replied 11 months ago

hows it going?

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