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Dear lord please help

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Mudweiser79, Dec 10, 2002.

  1. Mudweiser79

    Mudweiser79 Registered Member

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    well, right in the middle of exams, and my truck (90 k5 w/TBI) is getting no power....except to the dome lights!! It was running fine as of last night, I went out this morning to get something and there was no power...Battery is at 13.2V, all fuses are good, no crank, no radio, no power widows, nothing works, someone help!
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    check the battery cable. could be a bad connection or a bad cable
     
  3. Mudweiser79

    Mudweiser79 Registered Member

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    first thing I checked, perfect continuity
     
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    replace the battery....

    if everythign works.....

    Just swap batteries with a buddy for a day, it wont jump either will it...
     
  5. Mudweiser79

    Mudweiser79 Registered Member

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    well, the battery has sufficient voltage, and what I don't understand is that the dome lights, headlights, and instrument lights are working fine.....I can give it a try though
     
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    A near dead battery should have the right voltage. It's the amps that turn the starter. You should at least get a clicking though if the battery's dead. Try another one first.

    Second, the dome lights, etc are not ignition run power. They can run and the truck might not start (ask me how I know /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif ). You need to check the voltage underneath the truck at the starter to check continuity (be careful). You should have a constant voltage on the big lead and only voltage on the smaller lead when you turn the key.
     
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    did you beat on the starter yet?
     
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    Do you, or did you have an alarm that may have malfunctioned & is acting like an ignition kill?
     
  9. Mudweiser79

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    There's no servo click as you usually get with a dead battery, it's got a brand new starter so I'm pretty sure the brushes aren't worn enough to require shaking, and I do have an alarm, but I disconnected it and the problem was still there.
     
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    look on the back of your alternator at the hot wire from the battery to the alternator.make sure the wire is still conected and not broke off
     
  11. You might want to check your starter to see if it's still there ... someone may have stolen it! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    haha haha very funy jackass
     
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    Well I am not trying to be funny but did you check the fuses, and did you try to start it directly from the starter?
    You need to narrow it down some more.
    I have had the ignition go bad on me and had the same thing.
    If you can turn the starter by bridging the posts on it then your problem is in the ignition.
     
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    caryhenry Registered Member

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    sounds like an ignition switch problem to me, because the stuff that isn't working requires the ignition switch to be in the "on" position.h
     
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    Look at his other post, Rockin was right, someone stole his starter. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    oatsk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    fuse link? i qwned a dodge /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif and i jhad a fuse link die on my it got me home but wouldnt start and i also had to rig the ignition on my 80 chev it starts with a toggle and somthing else /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    You guessed it, I am suspecting you flew all the the way over there and stole it.
    /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Check the fusible link on the firewall right next to the master cylinder. Mine popped a few weeks ago - same thing happened. No dash lights, no nothing except headlights and dome light. It is a "Y" link, so I bought two and seperated them. One of them still gets a little warm, but I haven't had time to track the problem down. For $1.50 and a quick connect wire thing, I can be rolling again in 5 minutes...
     
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    He figured it out. His starter was stolen! /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     

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