2004 GMC Envoy Wont Start- Just Clicks

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Franco
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2004 GMC Envoy Wont Start- Just Clicks

Unread post by Franco » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:40 am

2004 Envoy slt. XL 6 cylinder sometimes won't start, when I turn the key I'll here a click in center dash. I'll disconnect (-) battery cable or tap center console, or bang on sterring wheel, maybe after 5 or ten minutes ill start then run good all day 1 day later I'll not start again.

 

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Re: 2004 GMC Envoy Wont Start- Just Clicks

Unread post by ProTech » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:44 pm

A very common issue on the Envoy and Trailblazer models. You need a new ignition switch to fix this problem.

What is happening is the contacts inside the ignition switch become worn and often times need a whack on the steering wheel or column to make contact. I've probably replaced a hundred of these for that same problem and other electrical issues.

If you plan to replace the switch yourself, it isn't too detailed of a job. You would need to remove the plastic trim covers around the column, and the ignition switch is right there below the key cylinder. Remove the connector and push the two tabs in on the side of the switch to remove it from the housing. Be sure to align the gear on the new switch as the same position on the old switch or you will have problems. You'll see what I mean if you take it apart.
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Re: 2004 GMC Envoy Wont Start- Just Clicks

Unread post by Franco » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:38 pm

Franco still having same problem replaced starter switch??????

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Re: 2004 GMC Envoy Wont Start- Just Clicks

Unread post by ProTech » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:45 pm

What exactly do you mean by starter switch?
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Re: 2004 GMC Envoy Wont Start- Just Clicks

Unread post by seethelight » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:07 pm

i have the same problem not solved

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Re: 2004 GMC Envoy Wont Start- Just Clicks

Unread post by carriedi » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:40 pm

start from the beginning and tell me what your vehicle is doing...

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Re: 2004 GMC Envoy Wont Start- Just Clicks

Unread post by Anjel » Tue May 10, 2016 10:48 pm

Having an issue with my envoy starting. When I turn the key it sounds like it's trying to start then nothing, all the dash lights come on and stereo and I hear a clicking noise. There's also a message on my dash that pops up saying brake system failure. Could that be why it's not starting?

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Re: 2004 GMC Envoy Wont Start- Just Clicks

Unread post by carriedi » Wed May 11, 2016 8:36 pm

A brake system failure won't keep the engine from starting. (usually) When you turn the key to start your engine you aren't actually making the contact with your starter solenoid like cars used to be. Your key is now telling your computer to start the engine. The computer turns on the starter solenoid and cranks the engine over. If the engine doesn't see things happening the way it wants them to run it will stop cranking the engine and do nothing. Each time you put your key to the start position the computer will go over the start sequence again.

a low battery can cause problems where the computer may not be able to function properly. Security of anti-theft will cause the engine to crank and not start. A dash indicator will come on when the security isn't seeing the key it has been programmed to see at start up.

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Re: 2004 GMC Envoy Wont Start- Just Clicks

Unread post by Privater » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:55 pm

I was the same.

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