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while driving, blazer cuts off...Monday Update

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 3bowties, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. 3bowties

    3bowties Registered Member

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    :D Driving down the road, @25-30 mph, with little throttle, my K5 cuts off. it sat for three years before i bought it. i changed all the fluids and just got it street legal today. Then, with a new battery, the lights dim and it just turns over. almost in slow motion. with lots of smoke by the starter and a definite electirc smell...HELP
     
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    3bowties Registered Member

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    also, blazer is still stock......for now
     
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    check the fusible links and maybe pull the starter to have it checked, might be drawing too many amps....good luck
     
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    I'd check and clean the cables at the battery, starter and ground.
     
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    You can also take the starter out have it checked at the parts store.
     
  6. 3bowties

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    i got a new starter today for some hauling i did to the dump, hey plus a new corsa exhaust system for my dually.. i will switch the starters out tomorrow. hopefully that will stop the smoking also.....this sucks...i hate when the stuff breaks at night and you have to wait till the morning..
     
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    the problems sounds like my atv new battery dimmed lites and hard to turn over but after a while with the high beams on it melted the fuses and i bought a bigger fuse in it and worked fine and my bike smokes due buring oil check ur oil just in case

    Jason

    "keep on truckin"
     
  8. 3bowties

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    Starter Problems....

    :confused: :confused: i tried a new starter today, actually all day...hah hah. i tried shimming it every which way to Sunday. i tried to get the trans inspection plate off, but the guy who owned it proir was nice enough to strip most of the bolts.....it just makes a continous clicking sound, even put a fresh battery in. is it possible for the starter to be new and bad?:confused: :confused:
     
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    It sounds like one or both of your battery cables are almost done. A new (or reman) starter should have cranked fast with a good battery. Only cables left to check.
     
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    got her fixed, atleast the starter anyways

    i bought another starter, returned the old one and bought new battery cables. hooked it all up and now she starts like a champ.thank you all....but it still cuts off driving.....who cares though...atleast it starts so it can cut off.one thing at a time....
     

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