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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bking, Jun 18, 2001.

  1. bking

    bking 1/2 ton status

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    My 85 was running sweet yesterday, this morning it won't start. There is normal battery power, but when I turn the key, nothing happens, no starter clicking, nothing......I've checked fuses and wiring, to the coil, alternator and starter, can't find anything wrong, could it be in the steering column, at the ignition cylinder? I'm guessing its a loose connection, what do you's think?
     
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    Have you checked you battery connections? Take the cables off and throughly clean the connectorsand Posts/sidemounts. Then when you bolt them back on make sure you get them tight enough and have a good connection.

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    Run a jumper around the fusible link on the firewall and try it - you've got the exact symptoms of it blowing out/breaking.

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    Another thing to try is hitting the starter with a hammer (read: universal Blazer tool) while someone trys to start it. But the problem could be in many places. Have someone try to start it and poke around with a test light to see where you have juice.

    '71 Blazer CST with alot of rust
     
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    where on the firewall? what am I looking for?
     
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    Could it be the starter solenoid? A hit with a stick did the trick, I had this problem ages ago, bought a new solenoid, but the tuck was ok again, so I've still the new solenoid in the garage, do you think thats the problem, the solenoid rather than the starter, (I hit them both with the stick) Now its the same, totally dead again.....I think I'll replace the solenoid anyway, whatcha think?
     
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    It's a big, thick red or orange wire. There's a connector block mounted to the right hand side of the master cylinder (as if you were sitting in the rig), connected to the right hand side, you'll find it. Typically, they are about 8" long, and spliced on with a butt connector. Jump around it and give it a whirl.

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    I'd replace it definitely. If it's stuck, it's likely to get completely stuck soon.

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