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Username Post: Chevy engine barely turning        (Topic#341734)
lane620 
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01-06-17 05:42 PM - Post#2669736    

I have a 1995 Chevy 5.7 tbi. It has set a few weeks.I was going to drive it and it just clicked so I thought battery, so I just went and bought a new one,installed it and done the same, so I replaced the starter, still just clicked...I hooked my charger to it and it rolled about 1/4 turn,so I thought maybe stuck...I took all the plugs out and out mystery oil in and let it set a couple days and turned it over without plugs and it turns but not super fast, any ideas will be greatly appreciated.also took the belt off with plugs out and still no difference.





 
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rockfangd 
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01-06-17 06:51 PM - Post#2669748    
    In response to lane620

Hmm.
How are your battery connections?
It takes more than a few weeks for a engine to set up unless it is already doomed.
How did it run the last time?

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bowtie44s 
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01-06-17 08:54 PM - Post#2669767    
    In response to lane620

It is one of three things. Bad battery, bad starter, or bad battery connections.

Jeff

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01-06-17 09:28 PM - Post#2669772    
    In response to lane620

It could even be the cables themselves. If you've got a sidepost battery, they can leak and the acid can travel right down the wire inside the insulation and corrode it.


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lane620 
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01-07-17 05:12 AM - Post#2669802    
    In response to 454cid

It ran great,i use it mostly to hunt or haul wood but it's never failed to start.I wirebrushed all my conections, and it's the same conditions with a new battery and starter than with the old.



 
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01-07-17 09:33 AM - Post#2669831    
    In response to lane620

bet you have a bad ground. could even be the one from the firewall to the back of the right head.


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01-07-17 01:45 PM - Post#2669885    
    In response to rockfangd

Sounds like a bad ground to me too.

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01-07-17 04:27 PM - Post#2669917    
    In response to lane620

Did you bench test the starter before you put it in? A remanufactured starter is not new and they have an extremely high bad out of the box record. Even actual new parts aren't dependable these days.

It is probably a bad battery connection, but if you didn't bench test the starter, you should check it. You can run heavy jumper cables to the starter and see how it starts. The problem is, if the positive cable touches anything besides the positive post, you'll have a spark show. It's safer to pull it.

For future reference, bench test every part you can before installing!

Jeff

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lane620 
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01-07-17 05:02 PM - Post#2669934    
    In response to bowtie44s

The other starter I took out was doing the same thing,I put a new starter on it not a remanufactured.





 
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01-07-17 06:06 PM - Post#2669964    
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  • lane620 Said:
The other starter I took out was doing the same thing,I put a new starter on it not a remanufactured.





You don't seem to be paying very close attention. Maybe you're wound up due to being frustrated? Take some time and re-read the advice already given. There's only so many things it can be. You've got to have power, a way to get it to the starter, and a working starter. Unless your engine is trashed your problem is in those three things.



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Edited by 454cid on 01-07-17 06:07 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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01-07-17 06:10 PM - Post#2669966    
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Are you thinking there is a possibility the engine is locked up?
Is your coolant full?
I shy away from engine being locked up by the fact it ran ok the last time it was used

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01-07-17 06:25 PM - Post#2669969    
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  • rockfangd Said:
Are you thinking there is a possibility the engine is locked up?
Is your coolant full?
I shy away from engine being locked up by the fact it ran ok the last time it was used



I agree. If you're in doubt, put a breaker bar on the harmonic balancer bolt and see how it turns. With the spark plugs out, it should turn easy with a ½" ratchet.

Check the battery voltage. It should be around 12.5 volts. Pull the starter and bench test it. If both are good change the battery cables. The negative should be on the block or intake. If you do all of that, the problem will be gone.

Again, new parts are not necessarily good.

Jeff

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lane620 
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01-08-17 09:58 AM - Post#2670088    
    In response to bowtie44s

I went out this morning I took every ground loose and wire brushed them. That was it maybe next time I won't be so hard headed an listen to the responses. Thank you all !!!!



 
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01-08-17 10:20 AM - Post#2670097    
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glad you got it figured out.
Likely your alternator will thank you.
I bet your gauge reads higher now

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01-08-17 10:31 AM - Post#2670101    
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A problem with a vehicle is always frustrating before you figure it out. Good job, on getting it fixed.

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