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Old 06-17-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
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Very Slow turning over?

I put a brand new starter in my 01 S10 and the battery is good. The only thing i haven't replaced yet are the battery cables. When i go to turn the truck on it turns over very slowly, Sometimes picks up speed and starts and sometime doesnt then starts clicking.

Could it be anything else other then battery cables? They are original and i got 99k on the truck now.

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Re: Very Slow turning over?

Bump...Any help?
Old 06-17-2010, 05:29 PM   #3
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My truck did that but I have no idea why. It was working fine, then started that crap. I jumped the truck off and it cranked fine and then I drove it and have been driving it daily and so far no more issues. Though I haven't let it sit for two days straight again.

If the battery is good and the starter is good then def check the cables and cable ends. Make sure it's getting a good connection.
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Re: Very Slow turning over?

First thought after reading is cable end corrosion, either at the battery or the starter.
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Re: Very Slow turning over?

Cool i just wanted to make sure there wasnt some other component that was causing this.

I cleaned all the cable ends and there is also a box where the positive cable attaches underneath the battery box. I opened that up and there was alot of corrosion in there but after cleaning all that up now it starts like normal

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Old 07-04-2010, 02:31 PM   #6
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Re: Very Slow turning over?

Ok well i thought i fixed the problem but its still doing this. It still seems to struggle when starting up.

The starter is brand new from autozone.

We put my battery in my dads silverado and his truck started up fine w/out any problems so i dont think its the battery (even though its 3yrs old)

I cleaned the connections also.

When the motor gets hot after i have been driving for awhile (especially w/ the hot weather lately) it will turn over really slow or turns over one revolution and then the starter will click.

When this happens ive hooked up the jumper cables and got it to start.

Any one have or had this problem?
Old 07-04-2010, 05:10 PM   #7
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Battery. If you can jump it and it starts fine your battery is toast.
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Re: Very Slow turning over?

My truck was doing this until I realized that when I put my engine back in I forgot to replace the heat shield that was on the starter. Make sure yours is in tact.
Old 07-07-2010, 11:03 AM   #9
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Re: Very Slow turning over?

if it's easy enough...i'd say have the starter checked. I know most of the starters i've had to change were cranking really slow and eventually didn't crank at all. that's really odd though since it's brand new, but maybe you got one in a million bad starters
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Re: Very Slow turning over?

When you say the starter is "brand new from Autozone", do you mean it's brand new, or new to the truck/you? If it's a remanufactured starter, have it checked out.

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Old 07-07-2010, 08:32 PM   #11
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Re: Very Slow turning over?

no i just bought the starter about a week ago and it was the brand new one not the re-manufactured one. The heat shield is in tact. Im thinking there must be more corrosion inside the battery cables so i think im going to try replacing the whole positive cable.

Possibly that i did get a bad starter from autozone even though it was brand new. Just not sure what else it could be besides the positive battery cable including cable that goes to the starter. It seems to be getting progressively worse.

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Old 07-07-2010, 09:12 PM   #12
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Re: Very Slow turning over?

it's hard to really say since you have a autozone starter...yikes. so yes, it's more than likely it's just a pos starter. but getting another one from them isn't going to solve anything. buying a name brand starter might. I never buy autozone stuff.
at least get your battery load tested.

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Old 07-07-2010, 09:29 PM   #13
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Already load tested my battery and it passed fine. I buy stuff all the time from autozone without any problems
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Re: Very Slow turning over?

I've never had anything from them that actually worked like the stock part did.
the alt never ever last more than a few years for me.
starters about the same. the one starter I put on my Z-28 wouldn't turn the motor over when the engine was hot.
bought a powermaster starter from advance autoparts and never had a problem since.
http://www.powermastermotorsports.com/starters.html

when you buy a china part, expect china reliability
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Re: Very Slow turning over?

Fixed it.

The positive cable including the cable that goes to the starter had corrosion in it. So i went to a napa and had them cut me some different length of battery cable, bought some ends, and made my own positive cable. I just copied the stock one because an AC delco replacement positive cable is around $85. I made mine for $30.

Also where the negative cable connects to the block had a lot of grease and oil all over the ends so i cleaned them up really well.

Now it starts like normal.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Dropped'01
Fixed it.

The positive cable including the cable that goes to the starter had corrosion in it. So i went to a napa and had them cut me some different length of battery cable, bought some ends, and made my own positive cable. I just copied the stock one because an AC delco replacement positive cable is around $85. I made mine for $30.

Also where the negative cable connects to the block had a lot of grease and oil all over the ends so i cleaned them up really well.

Now it starts like normal.
Do you happen to have the GM part number for that cable? Thanks
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Re: Very Slow turning over?

This is it on ebay and its a little bit cheaper but its pretty easy if you want to make your own

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/02-CHEVROLET-S10-PICKUP-Battery-Cable-ACDELCO-2FS722F1S-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem2c558dd420QQitemZ19041 3919264QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccesso ries

You can also find it here
http://parts-catalog.acdelco.com/cat...log_search.php

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Old 07-21-2010, 09:22 PM   #18
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thanks for that info, and with it I found it even cheaper..

http://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-2FS72-.../dp/B000C9KKTA
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I have done the big 3 on most of my vehicles with audio power and ground cables...used 0 gauge and made sure the ends were nice and wrapped, works perfect for me. Getting ready to do this on the sonoma though.
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