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009 duramax diesel drove to friends house sat for 2 hours now won't start. turns over but doesn't start

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

Yes, battery looks good

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

2009 chevy 3500 truck

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 3500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Checked battery and read book to see where fuses were located

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

Has an autostart key can they stop working so the anti theft thing kicks in?

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Chevy Mechanic: Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician replied 3 months ago
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Autostart is notoriously junky, it's possible that you have a problem there. Is the security light lit up on the dash?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
don't remember
Chevy Mechanic: Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician replied 3 months ago

If the security system is keeping it from starting, you should have a light on the dash to tell you so. I'd start with that, so we know which fork in the road to take from here. Do you want to wait until you get back to the vehicle and follow up with me?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
do these trucks have an emergency plain key loke my old ford did?
Chevy Mechanic: Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician replied 3 months ago

It may have come with one, but it's just a non transponder key to be used for unlocking the door, it will not start the vehicle.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I drove up a steep hill is air in the fuel line a possibility?
Chevy Mechanic: Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician replied 3 months ago

If you are low on fuel and it's sucking air, that's a possibility. Did you try priming the fuel system?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
1/4 of a tank but thought i'd try that when i get there
Chevy Mechanic: Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician replied 3 months ago

I would try that.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
any fuses i should check?
Chevy Mechanic: Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician replied 3 months ago

If you have a test light, I would check them all, actually. It's pretty quick and easy to turn the key on and just touch all of the fuses to make sure they all have power and none of them are open. Not all will have power, but the ones that don't should be easy to figure out, like horn, headlights, etc.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
thanks i will go give this a try
Chevy Mechanic: Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician replied 3 months ago

Let me know how it goes, and if you need anymore help.

Please take a moment to rate my answers by clicking on the stars at the top of the page, that's how I get compensated. If you need more help, just let me know, I am happy to follow up.

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Chevy Mechanic: Jerry Newton, Chevy Technician replied 3 months ago

Did you get this worked out?

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