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Old 12-18-2012, 06:27 AM
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Wtf is wrong with my truck???

I had my cam position sensor go out the other day and i was able to get it home, then i go to take it to the shop because just so happens for has a recall on it so they get to fix it for free.

Well i go to start it and it was dead, i dont think i had anything left on and my batteries are less than a year old. so that was weird.

So i jump it, get it started, im letting it run a bit just to juice it up a bit before i go, well the bad cps killed the engine after 5 mins or so, i try to start it, dead again, not enough juice to start, so i jump it again.

Well i needed to turn the truck around so i go up back up then put it in drive and go to pull back in to the parking spot and all of a sudden my dash starts going crazy, lights were going on and off, all my gauges went dead and would go back up then die again, all while the truck is still running fine.

I get it parked and i shut it off and let it sit a bit. then i tried to start it again and it gave me the loud clicking noise like a dead battery and wouldnt start. So yea wtf is wrong with my truck guys????
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:41 AM
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looks like you need to reseat the main wire harness through the fire wall and the one that goes to the engine. you should pull them apart to check for short circuiting. sound like that might be the problem.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:55 AM
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Hell i hate electric problems, how difficult is that?
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:16 AM
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When my alt went out without warning on my 6.0, the gauges did all kinds of goofy stuff like you described.

I then shut it down, and "click click click" was all i got. No battery light or anything came on.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:30 AM
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When my alt went out without warning on my 6.0, the gauges did all kinds of goofy stuff like you described.

I then shut it down, and "click click click" was all i got. No battery light or anything came on.
The more im thinking about it, i was having troubles with the cord on my alternator a few months back and it wasnt charging my batteries correctly even though my batteries and alternator tested great. also i guess i forgot to mention my battery light has been on for a few months but nobody could figure it out so maybe it finally crapped out on me
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:37 AM
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yeah my truck had random battery discharge issues for a year, and everything always checked out ok.

I replaced my batteries under warranty due to the alt testing good, then about 2 days later driving home the gauges went haywire. Luckily i was almost home so I finished the drive and shut her down. no crank after that.

Tested the new batteries - low voltage. Jump started truck and grabbed the voltmeter and wala, alt only put out 11.5volts at 3k RPM. 180$ at napa, and i had me a new 140amp alternator. Factory was 105amp according to the tag.
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:45 AM
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Do u know the best way to get it to a dealer thats like 2 miles away? can i just charge it up all the way and hope for the best or should i tow it(i know thats what i SHOULD do)
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:50 AM
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Lol I drove mine to the Napa, Let it idle, picked up the alt, and drove home. about 30-40 mins for me. I let mine charge over night though.
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Those symptoms all sound to be like problems stemming from low voltage issues. I would suspect a failed alternator not charging the system and batteries have finally been drawn down far enough they can't keep up...
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Lol I drove mine to the Napa, Let it idle, picked up the alt, and drove home. about 30-40 mins for me. I let mine charge over night though.
Well i live in an apartment so thats not really possible so maybe a good charge and a quick ride to the dealer

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Those symptoms all sound to be like problems stemming from low voltage issues. I would suspect a failed alternator not charging the system and batteries have finally been drawn down far enough they can't keep up...
yea now that i think about that damn cord it makes me suspect that
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