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Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by sgoalie23, Jan 19, 2005.

  1. sgoalie23

    sgoalie23 Member
    Messages: 62

    The Chevy 2500 does not start, when I turn the key all it makes is a grinding noise. Any ideas as to what the problem might be.
  2. ace911emt

    ace911emt Member
    Messages: 83

    #1 battery discharged #2 starter shot #3 Nut behind the wheel(you)
    sounds like 1 or 2 :rolleyes:
  3. PackRat

    PackRat Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 47

    Try turning the engine, by hand. If you can move it a quarter turn, or so, try starting it, again. If it takes, or tries to, then you have a bad spot on the ring gear. If not, then you have a bad starter drive, or other troubles.

    FYI, when you have your hands down in there. Remove the keys from the ignition. It might save you, a few lost fingers, if a buddy decides to help you out, by bumping the starter.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2005
  4. crashz

    crashz Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Sometimes the starter's solenoid will not fully engage the starter gear. First clean all the connections on the starter. Next, LIGHTLY tap on the solenoid with a small hammer. Corrosion on the solenoid arm may make it stick and/or not fully engage. If it still does this you might and to pull the starter, inspect it and inspect the flywheel for damage.