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    2002 Chevrolet Silverado occasionally having problems starting!

    Asked Nov 7, 2009, 08:31 AM 4 Answers
    What are possible reasons a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado won't start sometimes? Even though when you turn the ignition on, the lights and everything else turn on, but the truck doesn't start sometimes. Are there other people with same make and model having problems with this situation? Any answers would be greatly appreciated.


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    tiny4me76 Posts: 45, Reputation: -1
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    Nov 7, 2009, 08:52 AM
    What R possible reasons a '02 Chev Silverado having starting problems?
    What are possible reasons why a '02 Chev Silverado having starting issues? All the console lights and daytime running lights come on, but it will not start sometimes. Any reasons why this happens? Any answer please!!!!!!
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    TxGreaseMonkey Posts: 16,711, Reputation: 5595
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    Nov 7, 2009, 09:14 AM

    If you are saying the starter motor doesn't crank, remove and fully charge the battery. Most auto parts stores will do this for free. The lights you mention being able to come on doesn't mean the battery is in good enough shape to start the truck.

    If you are saying the starter motor cranks but the engine doesn't start, I would replace the Ignition Control Module. This is a common problem. Easy to fix. Ensure the platinum spark plugs (ACDelco only) have been replaced in the last 50,000 miles.
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    Nov 8, 2009, 07:13 AM

    You should also test for lack of fuel pressure during the "no-start" condition. No fuel when the engine isn't starting could mean a problem with either the fuel pump or the harness. Both are common problems with your vehicle.
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    Jan 20, 2010, 10:03 AM

    Thanks, to all replied. I had this problem solved. It was a malfunction with the anti-theft system. So my mom took her truck in to get it fixed since it was still under factory warranty by chevrolet.

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