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Plz help daily Blazer wont crank to start!?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by slickster, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. slickster

    slickster Registered Member

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    I'm looking for some help; recently my 93k5 wouldn't start. Maybe this pertains but I jump started my fiances jeep one morning and then proceded to drive in to my office. Everything was fine on in driving in that morning; however that afternoon I was going to lunch and tried starting my truck and had nothing. It's odd because I had power to the fan, stereo, windows so I ruled out the battery being dead. My first thought was starter or solenoid. I've replaced them new that night; and got nothing on trying to crank it over, still power inside but nothing in turning or cranking. I pulled the fuses and checked they were all ok; I pulled a circuit breaker and put it back in and it started up!? The next day I go to start the car and its dead in turning over again?; still power but no cranking. I replaced the circuit breaker and looked for loose connections and nothing still? I've pulled the new starter and had it tested..its fine! My mechanic says they will charge me by the hour with this problem and I can't afford a 300 hundred repair bill now; my wedding's killing the pocket book!

    So please if you have any suggestions as to what I need to trouble shoot or look for; a good quick inexpensive mechanic near the DTC or Englewood, Parker please let me know. Thanks much in advance everyone, Shane

    PS. I've been told to check battery cables which I have; also look for a ground? What kind of ground do I need to look for, chassis, starter? Can you be more specific? Thanks, Shane
     
  2. AKbigsub

    AKbigsub 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You need to start by testing for battery and keyed power at the starter. If there is no battery power, the problem is with the pos. cable going from the batt. to the starter. If there is batt. power but no keyed power, you need to trace that circuit using a wiring diagram for reference. If you have both battery and keyed power, the problem is with the starter (unlikely since you have replaced it). Note: there may be enough power to light a test light but not enough to crank the starter. You need to test voltage with a multi-meter. Check the voltage at the battery and then compare it to the voltage at the starter. The two readings should be the same. If not, you have a voltage drop and need to inspect the possitive cable and connections.
     
  3. Rhinopkc

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    I told you in your other post to make sure you had clean, solid grounds on your block and chassis. Poor grounds cause many weird electrical problems. Does the solenoid click?
     
  4. atlantak-5er

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    I bet you need a new battery. It probably drained it and then a cell might have gone bad. IMO, its better to just get a good quality new battery than to charge the old one up and worry wether it will fukk up again.
     

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