2002 GMC Sierra SLE V8 5.3

Asked by Jan 31, 2017 at 12:50 AM about the 2002 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My truck won't start anymore it worked perfectly
fine & the next day won't start or crank over or
nothing, so i noticed the security light was on and
had a mechanic take a look at it he tried the whole
reset process and waited for 10 min and repeated
the process 3x's and now he's telling my that my
Automatic Neutral Saftey Switch is bad but had it
replaced 6months ago.

Can someone please help me out with some tips &
recommendations on what it can possibly be i feel
like I'm getting ripped off by this mechanic

3 Answers

7,295

did the mech. actually test anything ? Sounds like guess work and thats not how you go about it . Is power getting to the solenoid on the starter when you turn key to start ? Is power getting to the safety switch ? I see people on here throwing money at problems without accomplishing anything , I go to qa "mechanic" as a last resort , if I didn't need inspections I don't think I'd ever go to a mechanic.

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Yeah sounds about right all he's doing is playing the guessing all he's says is "well maybe it's this and if that don't work we'll move on to the next step," but it's costing me an arm & a leg, and no i was watching everything he did all he did was check fuses & relays, replaced the neutral safety switch, but i could of done that myself instead of paying this dude...... What would you recommend for me to do i would greatly appreciate it.

7,295

well when I hear "security system " or "anti theft" all I think is trouble , newer cars have way too much hyper electronics , more than they could ever need . Why is that ? I don't know you could say because people keep buying them , or the engineers are jerks or maybe it's the russians , if it is some kind of security issue you will need a technician not what you already have . Me personally I'm ready to live in a shack on a mountain .

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