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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by NoSmog73, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. NoSmog73

    NoSmog73 1/2 ton status

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    Ok for starters it is a c1500 1989 chevy 350tbi and I was checking to trouble codes by jumping the A and B terminal with a jumper wire and when that was done I pulled the wire and shut the key off...Then reset the brake light switch and went to start it and.....



    Nothing...

    I got power to the fuse panel..Power at the back of the alt from the starter...I have the fan,radio,lights,all that just no turn over,nothing ...not even a click..but the dash instuments go over to the right like it was starting...Any ideas..

    I have looked for a fused link from the battery to the starter and didnt find one.
    Checked the fuse panel and all items on it have power..

    I am at a loss...Anyone have a or know where there is a wiring diagram of this truck...Mike
     
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    did u check all the fuses? pull them and look to see if any are burned up.

    Nick
     
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    yea that was me first thing I did.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    You have power at the starter?
     
  5. NoSmog73

    NoSmog73 1/2 ton status

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    Yea I have power at the starter and it carries to the alt..bolt in back also...I might just change to starter and see if that works...
     
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    how much power at the starter?? full 12 volts?
     
  7. NoSmog73

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    I dont have a volt meter just a test light...I see a trip to the tool store coming...lol
     
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    Take your test light and a buddy and check to see if voltage is makin it to the solenoid. Buddy to turn the key and you and the test light to check the wire. Good luck to ya.

    Allan
     
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    Sounds like the selonoid. Try tapping on the selonoid while someone tries to start it.
     
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    Take the starter off and have it tested.
     
  11. BigDummy89K5

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    i had the same thing with my truck everything worked but no go.you think it will be the big money things at first.and most of the time it is,but for me it was a bad battery ground,motor end.good luck /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    could it be when you were checking your computer codes somehow the computer is hung up ??? maybe if you just disconnected your battery to clear the computer it may start.???good luck, Bruce
     
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    Make sure the fusable link on your firewall is good on the driver's side. That's where the column gets its power. Mine burned and my truck wouldn't start.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    could it be when you were checking your computer codes somehow the computer is hung up ??? maybe if you just disconnected your battery to clear the computer it may start.???good luck, Bruce

    [/ QUOTE ] I was thinking the same thing. Plus disconecting the battery for 5 mins. is free, and doesn't hurt to try.
     
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    Ok this goes in my DUH book...(as I smack my head)

    Well I changed the battery from the blazer to the truck and it fired right up....I thinks it time for a new battery or alt...
    Just makes me mad I didnt check that area first other then visual..
    Anyways thank you to those that replied ...
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    hehe.. yes... geez you guys, the first step of a no start diagnosis is to qualify the battery..
    -Is the battery charged? is it at 12.4 volts or higher?
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    Take the starter off and have it tested before checking battery voltage huh? Hey 84K10 you can come work on my junk anytime! /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Sorry, I guess you just assume that someone would try to jump start it first, before anything else.

    Guess that's I get for ass/u/m(e)ing
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Sorry, I guess you just assume that someone would try to jump start it first, before anything else.

    Guess that's I get for ass/u/m(e)ing

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    Same here...I just figured he already ruled the battery out.
     
  20. Ryan B.

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    Yah agreed most guys the battery would be the first thing to check, but we can't assume everyone on here asking for help checks the little things first.

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    I dont have a volt meter just a test light

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    This is where i started really scratchin my head about how he qualified the battery! /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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