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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bking, Jan 16, 2001.

  1. bking

    bking 1/2 ton status

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    I just got back from the store, K5 running perfect. Went back out 2 mins later and it won't start.
    I have full electrics, but when I turn the key to start it, instead of firing I'm getting nothing, starter? fuse? what? HELP......................
     
  2. rock.monkey

    rock.monkey 1/2 ton status

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    my 88 does this sometimes. My ignition key is worn out and wont catch the tumbler some times. Is your key all worn out?

    Bill Innes
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  3. Confederate9

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    what do you do if u have a worn out key?
    i think i have one.
    what needs to be done to fix this?

    Confederate's w/ K5's!
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  4. BlazerGuy

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    This happened to me once, turned out that the battery terminal was corrided. 30 seconds with a wire brush and I was on the road. Might also just check the contact of the cables/terminals even if you cant see a massive amount of corrosion(sp?).

    [​IMG]<pre>It's not broken, it's just being maintained</pre>
     
  5. HarryH3

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    Is it an automatic? If so, make sure that it's in park or neutral. If it's a manual, press the clutch pedal (or bypass the interlock switch).

    A bad key would prevent you from turning the ignition switch, so naturally, the starter wouldn't engage. [​IMG]

    I've had this symptom when corrosion built up under the side terminal cable connections. Couldn't see it until I removed the cables. Cleaned out the boogers and it started like a champ. The starter solenoid could also be on its way out. A smack on the starter with a hammer will sometimes loosen it up for a while. [​IMG]

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  6. 90K5

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    Try tapping the starter with a hammer a few times. This usually does the trick when they wear out. They take about 30 minutes to replace your first time.

    90K5

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  7. shaggyk5

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    yeah, just ask dawson......




    am i wierd if i can start my k5 with no key?



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  8. blazen91

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    If you have worn out key, you should have a spare, just go get a new one cut. If you don't have one, Have your worn key recut and it might be ok. If it is ok, have a second copy made and keep it as a master.

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  9. dawson444

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    Hey now!

    Dawson
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