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post #1 of 9 Old 11-25-2008, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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ive searched and dont know wkat else to do so

drove truck over to buddies to shoot new pistol and have dinner. well about 3 hours later i leave drive home and park my truck till morning.. get up to go to work and batteries act if dead.. so i attempt tp boost but no good.

bought new batteries even though napa said mine are good put new starter (thought matbe solenoid shorted) but yet still want start... this thing has new batteries starter and has been plugged up but still sounds week to start..

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-25-2008, 07:31 PM
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Starting problems

Check battery cables some times they will draw acid into them and corode and will build residence in them .Have had that problem before
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post #3 of 9 Old 11-25-2008, 08:11 PM
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This may sound like a stupid question, but have you tried starting the engine WITH THE DRIVE BELT DISCONNECTED? I have read several posts about a concern similar to yours, that ended up being a seized A/C compressor preventing the engine from turning over. The next thing to try would be to get your 18mm wrench on any one of the four crank pulley bolts to see if the engine will turn over by hand before you start to "shotgun" more unecessary parts at it.

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no thats not a stupid question... you know now that i think about it my a/c fuse was blown.....im going to do that now
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nail on the head m-chan... compresoor locked up!!!


here goes another 5-600 bucks!!!!!
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I wouldn't of put new batteries and starter on it if they tested good. I can't stand throwing parts a car anymore... waste of money. Good diagnostic work will save lots of money and fix the problem.

Check the battery cables as stated above. Check to see the starter solenoid is getting switched 12V upon "crank". And yes... check the a/c compressor issue. good luck bud. let us know what fixed it.

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Good luck on the repair

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update...took about an hour to get a/c took apart and it was a pain..

after taking apart i went ahead and removed fender well and hopefully it will go back together easier with it out of the way...
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I had this exact problem on a customers truck kick my butt about 2 or three weeks ago!!!!!!

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