I have a 1998 Chevy Silverado with the 5.7. In the last couple of
days, it has been giving me a strange problem. After a an easy start
and about a 2 hour drive, I pulled into a parking lot to get a soda,
and when I went to re-start, I got just a clicking sound, as if the
battery was dead.
Thinking it was a battery issue, I jumped it with the other truck we
were traveling with, and it started fine. This happened another couple
of times over the weekend, but hasn't happened since yesterday
afternoon. Today it's been fine. Each time, jumping it from the other
truck worked flawlessly.
I have read a couple of other threads in this forum which suggested it
could be the starter, but why would jumping it allow it to start
A couple of times it would turn over slowly about once and then resort
to the clicking. The battery gauge in the dash shows about 12 volts
before starting and between 12 and 14 while running.
I'm still thinking it's a battery issue, but if anyone has any input,
let me know!