Having problems with your GMC Envoy XL ?

I have a 2003 envoy xl. When I turn the key, the lights come on, gages work, everything is good til I try to start the vehicle. Most of the dash lights quit working and there is no click or anything from the starter. Releasing the key brings back all the dash lights. I tried jumping the vehicle, didn't work, put a battery charger on it over night, didn't work. My wife needs the vehicle for her job. Any ideas? I'm thinking maybe solenoid or ignition switch. Thank you

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 23-04-2018

Answers :

Hello! I believe there is a resistive connection from the + battery cable to the + connection on the starter motor and from the - battery cable to chassis ground...Caused by loose and/or corroded connections...There is enough current to light the lights and power gauges, but when the starter motor is applied not enough to turn the engine...When A jump start is applied , that battery encounters the same resistive cables...In about 5 minutes I'll send a test procedure for the cables...Be right back...Guru...Saailer
I would check the igniton switch. GM had some problems with their ignition switches. I would check to see if power is getting to the starter solenoid when the key is turned to the starting postion. You should be able to get to the starter thru the passenger wheel well. I had a 2005 Trailbrazer have the same problem and it was the ignition switch, it's not to hard to replace.
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