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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
159,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replaced starter motor (1 reports)
1999 Chevrolet Silverado electrical problems

electrical problem

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1999 Chevrolet Silverado Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 232010

Silverado LT 5.3L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 165,000 miles


Truck was running fine all day. When I came home and parked it, and tried to restart it an hour later, nothing happened. The starter relay was tested and works and the battery is good. Tried to jump start, but no go there either. Headlights all work with no dimming, fuel pump seems to work, cab lights all work, no warning lights on dash. What's wrong with this thing?

Update from Nov 27, 2010: Hey folks. The problem with the truck was the starter solenoid. I bought a new starter at the local auto parts store for $170 and installed it and 2 hours later it was ready to go. It started right up and was very strong to boot. I suppose the starter solenoid could have been replaced, but that would make no sense as the solenoid and starter are one piece. So pretty much, if your 99 Silverado doesn't start and you have no battery or relay problems, that's one of the first places I would look.

- , Rochester, MN, USA

problem #2

Jul 262010

Silverado 5.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 208,000 miles

Battery went bad, so I had it replaced, motor still will not turn over.

- , Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #1

Aug 282006

(reported on)


  • 104,000 miles

When I tried to start the truck it made a click sound and none of the lights came on and the engine didn't turn over. I turned the A/C to the off position and waited a few minutes and tried to re-start the truck. I finally started with no problem turning over. I don't think it is the alternator, or the battery because it wouldn't just start like that.

- , Paragould, AR, USA

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