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post #1 of 13 Old 01-29-2009, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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Angry New 06 died today. What is going on?

Well I just got my truck and it is an 06 with 23k miles. Today it died on me as I just sat at a stop light. And it also almost died today after I got on it a little bit.

It starts right up in the morning though and other times. My battery light comes on when it dies as well, but after my truck starts, it goes off.

It doesn't even turn over when when I try to start it after it dies.

It did this the other day, but started up on its own about 3 minutes later. Today when it died, I got jumped.

Any idea what this could be?
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check the batteries

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and alternator
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Don't you think these two would impede the starting process, though? Like I said, after it sits for a bit, it starts right up.
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could but its a place to start tho
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could be the starter solonied 2 but that wouldnt cause it to die but it will cause it not to start back up ive replaced 2 on mine theres a way u can bypass it and if it starts that way u would know it could be that
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the wire i circles has a big funny looking connector on it pull it apart and it will have one big pin in the middle take that side and and touch it to a bolt on the + side battery terminal it will crank no matter what unless the batteries are dead it wolnt click like when the batteries are weak u usually can get it to start this way if ur batteries are weak and dont forget to turn the key on first lol
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the wire i circles has a big funny looking connector on it pull it apart and it will have one big pin in the middle take that side and and touch it to a bolt on the + side battery terminal it will crank no matter what unless the batteries are dead it wolnt click like when the batteries are weak u usually can get it to start this way if ur batteries are weak and dont forget to turn the key on first lol
Well thats pretty neat, but I'd prefer to have my truck not die at all. Lol. Any idea what 'other' parts may cause a truck to die?
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pcm? have you pulled ne codes or had someone do that it should tell you
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Start with the basics . Remove ,clean and retighten your battery terminals. Clean with the proper tool....even new batteries can have oxide on the posts. When you get the failure,turn the headlights on, hop out and see if they are bright.If not start checking the batteries.
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