Chevy

Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Chevy Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have a 1996 Suburban 1500 2-wheel drive. Won't restart…

Customer Question
Hello Pearl, My name...

Hello Pearl, My name is***** have a 1996 Suburban***** Won't restart promptly (following gasoline fill-up as example) ... I suspect something ... possibly starter relay ... heats up while operating vehicle and must cool off before I can get the starter to turn over.

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Has the car been starting normally?

Only about 240K miles. Starts normally in morning and anytime it has sat for 20-30 minutes or longer

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

Looking to attempt troubleshoot this weekend. I've only had my patience tried

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

I have power to guage cluster, blower, lights, horn

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Chevy
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Answered in 24 minutes by:
3/22/2018
Chevy Mechanic: AMEDEE, CHEVY TECHNICIAN replied 1 month ago
AMEDEE
AMEDEE, CHEVY TECHNICIAN
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 27,635
Experience: ASE certified tech ADVANCED LEVEL SPECIALIST. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector
Verified

Hello and welcome!

Thank you for your question. My name isCustomerand I will be happy to assist you today. I am reviewing the details now.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Chevy Mechanic: AMEDEE, CHEVY TECHNICIAN replied 1 month ago

Are you saying that it does not crank over at times? No starter activity?

Are you looking for some possible causes or would you like me to walk you through this diagnoses?

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
HiCustomer
When I shut down the engine for less than 20 minutes and try to restart there is not even a click (starter solenoid); after engine has cooled for about 20 minutes the truck starts as normal. I'd like your expertise to guide me in doing the diagnosis. With the information I provided so far it seems to be pointing at start with verifying the starter relay (located in engine compartment) is good/bad. If relay checks out good, what would next diagnostic step(s) be?
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I will not be tinkering with the truck until Saturday morning.
Chevy Mechanic: AMEDEE, CHEVY TECHNICIAN replied 1 month ago

Hello and thank you for that information. Sorry for the delay! I can certainly help with this.

If the starter relay is not clicking with the key in the crank position when this happens, then we check the inputs to the relay. It needs to have two powers and one ground going into it in order to work or activate. The most likely cause of the starter relay not getting the power suply to activate would be because of a faulty ignition switch or a faulty park neutral position switch. But of course, be sure to check the other power supply and the ground going into the relay when this happens just to be sure.

But if the relay is clicking when this happens, this issue could be a faulty starter. You would then check for power down at the starter when this no crank condition happens (and with the key in the crank position)

I have attached a wiring diagram for you below.

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
OK, thanks ... the 20 minute wait is what really puzzles me, so bad relay is still leading contender; followed by connections, compromised wiring. Unlikely ignition switch or neutral position switch effected by heat as they are in the cool cabin with me.I'll let you know when I get under the hood on what I find. (Oh joy, trouble shooting in hot engine compartment!)
Chevy Mechanic: AMEDEE, CHEVY TECHNICIAN replied 1 month ago

YES sir, I hear you and I understand completely. I know how it is.

That sounds good. I will be looking forward to your reply.

Customer/p>
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Chevy Mechanic: AMEDEE, CHEVY TECHNICIAN replied 28 days ago

Hello there!

I am just checking in to see how things are going and to see if you need any further assistance?

If so, please let me know as I will be happy to help.

Best Regards,

Customer/p>

Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask AMEDEE Your Own Question
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AMEDEE, CHEVY TECHNICIAN
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 27,635
27,635 Satisfied Customers
Experience: ASE certified tech ADVANCED LEVEL SPECIALIST. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

AMEDEE is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money.

Todd LRochester NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Chevy Technician

15,289 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Gary

Gary

Chevy Technician

9,357 satisfied customers

15 years GM master tech

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

mechanic

8,866 satisfied customers

Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Chevrolet Technician

7,092 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

John

John

Master A.S.E Automotive technician

4,071 satisfied customers

A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Auto Mech / Electronics

2,918 satisfied customers

Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Chevy Tech -

2,734 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics

< Previous | Next >

Related Chevy Questions
My horn is not working. they tell me it is the connection in
my horn is not working. they tell me it is the connection in the steering column. … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
CHEVY TECHNICIAN
27,635 satisfied customers
2004 Corvette horn not working and battery goes dead after
2004 Corvette horn not working and battery goes dead after sitting 1 week. New battery … read more
Marvin the Mechanic
Marvin the Mechanic
84 satisfied customers
Need imfo onwire in stearing collm to horn button. Diag
diag showinghorn wireing stearing collom to horn button … read more
Jerry Newton
Jerry Newton
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,066 satisfied customers
Dash lights won't come on horn won't blow and all my tail
dash lights won't come on horn won't blow and all my tail lights are out also … read more
Jerry Newton
Jerry Newton
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,066 satisfied customers
Horn quit working. 2006 avalanche. And just checked fuses.
Horn quit working JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy? Customer: 2006 avalanche JA: Are you fixing your Avalanche yourself? What have you tried so far? Customer: Yes and just checked fuses JA: Mo… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
CHEVY TECHNICIAN
27,635 satisfied customers
My horn keep beeping and the interior lights won't go off.
My horn keep beeping and the interior lights won't go off … read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,289 satisfied customers
On my son's 98 lumina, turning key only honks horn, car
On my son's 98 lumina, turning key only honks horn, car won't start. He went out of town before getting it looked at, so now he's stuck there. Just had intake manifold gasket replacement, technician h… read more
Jerry Newton
Jerry Newton
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,066 satisfied customers
When I begin to accelerate at low speeds, a horn-like noise
When I begin to accelerate at low speeds, a horn-like noise is made. I thought people were honking at me at first, but it's coming from my 2001 Silverado. … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
2,367 satisfied customers
Have lights horn radio ect ,when trying to start car it wont
have lights horn radio ect ,when trying to start car it wont even turn over no clicking nothing at all check engine light has been on but half the time nothing can be found thats wrong with it worst c… read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Whenever I turn the vehicle off after a drive, the horn
Whenever I turn the vehicle off after a drive, the horn comes on. It goes off if I turn the key back to the on position. … read more
Todd Audette
Todd Audette
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
355 satisfied customers
Had accident which made horn continue blowing. both airbags
had accident which made horn continue blowing. both airbags in front blew out. shut off engine and horn stopped but started again when turned on. how can this be fixed … read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
Where is the horn relay in relation to the fuse block
where is the horn relay in relation to the fuse block … read more
Mechanic01
Mechanic01
2,367 satisfied customers
I have a police intercepter Chevy Impala and horn does not
I have a police intercepter Chevy Impala and horn does not work.. … read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
2004 avalance anti-theft system, lights blink but horn
2004 avalance anti-theft system, lights blink but horn doesn't go off … read more
Todd Audette
Todd Audette
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
355 satisfied customers
What would cause the horn to honk when the ignition is
What would cause the horn to honk when the ignition is turned to start truck on a 2003 Chev. S10 ZR5… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,289 satisfied customers
2008 corvette: horn not working. replaced both fuses under
2008 corvette: horn not working. replaced both fuses under the hood. when i push the horn it just clicks. car starts fine. … read more
Gary
Gary
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,357 satisfied customers
No response from steering wheel controls, horn, cruise,
No response from steering wheel controls, horn, cruise, radio, 2007 chevy equinox … read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
2002 Cavalier Horn Inop. Fuse is good, relay is good, horn
2002 Cavalier Horn Inop. Fuse is good, relay is good, horn is good, so i'm figuring it has to be the switch or the BCM but i can't find testing procedures. any help on this one? thanks.… read more
baddad1
baddad1
technician
High School or GED
5 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x