June 5, 2004my chevy does that the odd time, just do like the other guys said, bang on it.
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June 6, 2004alot of those old hoods do that. Usually hitting in right above the latch a couple times will shake it loose, unless you broke your cable.
Sounds like your starter is going out, like they said it draws heat off the motor as your driving, and if you don`t let it cool down long enough it`ll have problems. Pour some coke on your battery posts to make sure they are relatively corrosion free also, and inspect your battery cables. To test the altenator, while the vehicle is running, unhook the negative battery cable, this way the truck is just running off of the juice from the altenator. If the truck stays running then the alt. is working and charging your battery like it should. Do you have a maintenace free battery or can you check your water levels and top them off if need be. Feel your cables after you start it next time, especially the one going from the battery down to the starter and see how hot it is. Be careful it could be real hot. If so then there is another attribute pointing to a bad starter. Good luck.
June 6, 2004Could be that the Batt. has a low charge on it and when you use something that takes a lot of power to run like you A/C. With the batt. not being fully charged and you shut it off the truck, you go to start it up again and its not a 100% charge so it acts like a low batt. I would get a charger with a trickle charge and trickel charge it all night long. Should fix it. May also at the same time clean all the batt. conections and put batt. protectant on the cable ends and on the posts. I know on the side post terminals they corode up under the cable ends really bad. I hope it works.