just finished installing a 383 in a buddy of mines trans am its a 94. went to go crank it and the batterry was dead. replaced that. also replaced the starter. the starter engages like it is going to crank the engine but just clicks. sometimes it will try to crank but wont turn over. checked the ground wires but cant seem to find anything wrong.it has a 306 cam with a lt1 bored to a 383.if anyone has any ideas please let me know, desperate to get this badboy workin.
Make sure the battery is fully charged and that all of the battery cables connections are clean and corrosion free. Sometimes new batteries dont have a full charge in them. The engine will turn over by hand (with a ratchet or break over bar), right?
375hp 78 Chevy truck
77 Chevy Nova
95 Chevy Lumina 3.4L
and building a 78 Nova
The starter gear could be hung pop it with hammer 1 or2 times see if it helps.PS not too hard if you can see the starter geer it,s good if it, back inside the starter.if it is up in the fly wheel it,s stuck.good luck
found out what the problem was. had a ground wire attached to the starter. so it was running a continous cycle of electricity through the solenoid on the starter. grounded it to the oil pan and it cranked right up. thanks for the help though