So my truck is fussin"
Is It Stater or Battery?
Scenario: 1998 GMC Sierra
Parked it in September before my neck fusion surgery.
Son drove it once beginning of October and got home and said it would not restart.
Had AAA come by to jump start it and it would not, so tow driver said it was the starter not the battery.
No clicking or anything.
No biggy, 117K on the original starter.
So last week Doc finally release me from my neck collar, so hey lets put in a starter.
So you have me the gimp and my son Mr. No Mechanical skills (took small engines in High School and only learned you can use a ratchet as a noise maker)putting in a new starter.
But battery is so dead that the door locks wont even trigger.
So sh!t lets hook up the battery charger for a while as we change the starter out.
New starter not a rebuilt from Autozone in, it fires right up and is happy sounding an hey its great to drive since I had not been allowed too since September.
Some OXY and Muscle Relaxer's needed after that!
2 days go by and SH!T the battery is dead again.
So I yank the battery and go to Autozone and grab a replacement for the 3 year old battery.
More OXY and Muscle Relaxer's!
Boy I lost all my muscle in that down time!!!!!!!!!!!
Another day goes by and I decide to run up to the Mini Mart for a Sweet Tea.
Get my drink walk out to the truck and DAMN It Wont Start!
Clicks but nothing.
Keep trying and it finally catches.
So since it clicks I'm assuming the new starter is SH!T.
I'm not looking forward to climbing under the truck again!
But the OXY and Relaxers are nice!!!!!!!!!
What you more mechanical than me types think?
Is it Starter or Battery?