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electrical problems

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by DUKE, Dec 3, 2001.

  1. DUKE

    DUKE 1/2 ton status

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    I am having problems starting my truck. The battery is fine, the charge is good but it will not turn over, somtimes a jump helps, somtimes not. I have no idea what could have shorted out. I havnt done anything outa the norm, except install a new battery. It is completly random.

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  2. tphillips

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    could be the starter, cables or just a loose connection on the solinoid. chevy starters have a problem with the little wire on the solinoid comeing just a little bit loose and causes intemmitant starting problems. good luck
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  3. ymatt

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    Does the dash light come on when you turn the key? Sounds like a loose or bad contact.

    This may sound obvious, but make sure your battery contacts are clean and VERY tight. Also, check the starter motor wires, take them off at the starter and clean them thoroughly, again making sure they're done up very tight.
     
  4. DUKE

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    hey thanks that seemed to work, that and putting washers between the bolt and contacts to ensure a really snug fit.

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