Car: 1992 GMC Sonoma 2.8L Manual
Miles: ONLY 197,000 miles
Symptom: Sometimes won’t start (not even turn over) when engine is warm. It doesn’t die or anything it just won’t start if i’ve been driving for more than an hour and I say, stop to get gas or something. It doesn’t make an sound, not even a click. This has only happened to me about 3 or 4 times in the last 6 months.
Fixes: I have not had a mechanic take a look at this yet. They usually complain about other things when I bring it in. Little things like “your brakes are almost gone” (big deal, I don’t need breaks because it is a stick shift) or “your tires are showing their metal wire” (big deal, I’ve had a front tire blow out before at 70 mph… on this same truck come to think of it).
Current work arounds:
The following three things work to get it started everytime:
- A jump starts it right up
- Push start starts up real easy (I’ve done it by my self on flat pavement
- Wait for an hour or two (not always an option)
Feeble attempt to diagnose
My feeling is that the starter motor is beginning to go but are there other things that can cause this before I pour money into fixing the starter?