Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My truck is starting and and shutting off - 2010 GMC Sierra 1500

asked by on

Turn truck on starter stays in gage for couple second,turn off runs for couple seconde

My car has 92500 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi there. In most cases, the issue you'...

Hi there. In most cases, the issue you're describing is caused by a faulty starter relay or the spring that is damaged internally, causing the starter to stay engaged for extended periods of time. This can create a severe problem as it could cause damage to the flywheel if it's not fixed sooner rather than later.

To be certain, you might want to have a professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come to your location to determine why the car is hard to start and suggest the necessary repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: The dealership just replaced the condenser and expansion tube in my truck and now my engine is running at 220- 225 degrees.

The engine will run hotter with the A/C running and the heat from the condenser through the radiator. You may want to make sure the cooling system is serviced with fresh coolant and the engine fan clutch is locking up...

Q: Car spewing steam and stalling.

The first thing you will want to address is the leaking coolant hose. Once the hose is replaced, the system should be pressure tested in order to make sure there are no additional leaks. A hissing sound with car dying...

Q: Tires easily go flat when hit curbs at slow speed

The angle at which the impact occurs is more important than the speed at which the impact occurs. The tire will lose air if the angle of the impact shifts the tire off of the rim bead. Another possible...

Related articles

How to Renew Your Car Registration in Oklahoma(DELETED)
Having your car registered with the Oklahoma Tax Commission is an important part of driving legally in this state. You will need to do this within 30 days of moving to Oklahoma...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...