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br 10/14/2012

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT 8 Cyl 5.3L


why does nothing happen when i turn the key? all the lights etc function fine and jumper cables did not help

it's a '00 silverado 5.3 with 170,000 one owner miles

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rick 10/14/2012

Could be the starter died . One thing you can try is have somebody help you . Why one person turns the key to start and holds it there . The other dude taps on the starter ( use small hammer , small bar , wrench , ) What ever will work . See if it starts . Also try putting the shifter from park to neutral and try again . It has a safety switch there also . Last if need be pull the starter out and most parts stores can do a bench test to see if it's ok or not . Start simple then work your way up .


br 10/14/2012

battery was shot.....thanks 4 ur help

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