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Truck will not start.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84PolarBear, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. 84PolarBear

    84PolarBear Registered Member

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    I parked the truck, turn off the ignition, the soon after that I try to restart it. Now there is no electric to anything on the truck. No lights, windshield wipers, nothing works. The battery is new and still has a charge. Any ideas? I was thinking there is a main fuse that blew, but not sure where it is located.
     
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    Did you check your hot lead to the starter? Also there are some fusible links down there.
     
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    Hey thanks for that link. :waytogo: Very helpful.
     
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    Craig Artzner 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    So was that it?
     
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    The positive battery cable was too close to the exhaust manifold and the rubber melted away causing a short. Replace it reroute, so it not near the hot exhaust. Starts up fine now.
     
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    Glad you found it. More importantly - glad there was no fire from the short if it was the main starter cable.
     
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    Mine did the same thing, only the "hot" wire to the starter rubbed against the frame and shorted. I was turning into my driveway, and all of the sudden.....nothing. Took me a minute to find the prob. Pretty freaky when EVERYTHING dies.:crazy:
     

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