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Old November 21st, 2009, 09:34 PM   #1
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Old November 21st, 2009, 10:18 PM   #2
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ground wire to the starter? most vehicles have the main ground cable going to the engine block, and then a jumper to the frame and body, and the starter is grounded through its mounting...though people often attach the ground cable to the starter bolt, or somthing similar, rather then reinstalling it in the original position...if this is what happened, then the cable you are looking at is the main ground cable, so yes, that would affect everything. Trace your negative battery cable, and see if thats the one you see going to the starter...if so, replace it, and I would suggest remounting it to the engine block, and then adding a ground strap going to the frame, and another going to the body, both from the engine block, if it doesnt already have good ones in place.
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ground wire to the starter? most vehicles have the main ground cable going to the engine block, and then a jumper to the frame and body, and the starter is grounded through its mounting...though people often attach the ground cable to the starter bolt, or somthing similar, rather then reinstalling it in the original position...if this is what happened, then the cable you are looking at is the main ground cable, so yes, that would affect everything. Trace your negative battery cable, and see if thats the one you see going to the starter...if so, replace it, and I would suggest remounting it to the engine block, and then adding a ground strap going to the frame, and another going to the body, both from the engine block, if it doesnt already have good ones in place.
Sorry, I meant the positive wire to the starter. Well we still can't get the damn thing to power up. You hook up the battery and nothing happens. We tried jump starting it and everything, but not one light on the dash will pop on. Does anyone know if maybe there's a fuse somewhere that maybe blew that would cause it not to power up???
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well, the positive cable going to the starter is the main pos cable, so again, that one cable could take out everything

is it just the dash not lighting up? do the headlights come on at all?

if the headlights come on, but the key does nothing, then the problem is in the ignition switch and/or related wiring...if the headlights will not come on, then you have a problem with the battery cables or battery
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well, the positive cable going to the starter is the main pos cable, so again, that one cable could take out everything

is it just the dash not lighting up? do the headlights come on at all?

if the headlights come on, but the key does nothing, then the problem is in the ignition switch and/or related wiring...if the headlights will not come on, then you have a problem with the battery cables or battery
We got the head lights to pop on but the dash lights and everything were still out. Usually you still get power to the truck weather the starter is hooked up or not. So idk maybe its the ignition switch? Its done this a few times before, and every time I would open the hood then slam it back down and the truck had power again.
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my old 88 k5 did that, my power feed off the dist block on the fire wall croded through. if you slamed the hood befor and it fixed it you deffenetly have problems with a loose connetion or similar problem
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There's a fusible link in the wiring near the starter. Usually the link is hidden in the heat shield tube. Try jumping across it & see if it makes a difference.
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