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1989 chevy 4.3L wont start

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    Well, i went outside and tried to start my truck this morning and nothing. after opening and closing the door from getting in and out the truck, the lights would come on. IT's almost most as if my batterie is dead but it's fully charged. I was thinking I might have a short somewhere. Now the lights wont come on at all. Anyone know know where I should start? I did a quick check and nothing seems to be grounding and shorting out. A bad ground maybe?


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    Re: 1989 chevy 4.3L wont start

    check your battery connections - i had some issues this summer with my pos terminal on my 92

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    Re: 1989 chevy 4.3L wont start

    X2.
    Take them off clean them, and make sure they are tight.


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    Re: 1989 chevy 4.3L wont start

    10-4 will do tonight


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    Re: 1989 chevy 4.3L wont start

    sounds like a bad ground to me... definately a good place to start.
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    Re: 1989 chevy 4.3L wont start

    Quote Originally Posted by Hotwheelz
    sounds like a bad ground to me... definately a good place to start.
    battery posts are A-1. Truck still wont start. Where should I start looking for a bad ground? How to I do this? Anyone know where to start?


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    Re: 1989 chevy 4.3L wont start

    has this problem started since you pulled the bed? or added your BL? that BL could be could have stretched a ground wired out.
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    Re: 1989 chevy 4.3L wont start

    Quote Originally Posted by Hotwheelz
    has this problem started since you pulled the bed? or added your BL? that BL could be could have stretched a ground wired out.
    i installed the body lift about 4-5 months ago, this just started to happen


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    Re: 1989 chevy 4.3L wont start

    Check and clean all ends of all the battery cables, it sounds like one or more is corroded or loose. Make sure you check at the starter also.

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    Re: 1989 chevy 4.3L wont start

    Quote Originally Posted by mudbuddy
    Check and clean all ends of all the battery cables, it sounds like one or more is corroded or loose. Make sure you check at the starter also.
    ok that would make sense because I just changed the starter. Maybe I forgot to tighten something. Thanks a lot guys. What ever it is it's not much. Just a pain in the a.s.s to find the probleme! haha


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    Re: 1989 chevy 4.3L wont start

    You should have a ground from the engine to the body, I think one engine to frame, and I want to say a third.
    Unless they have been changed they will be the flat flex stuff.
    Except for the neg battery cable, make sure the other end of that is tight and clean too.
    Might want to check to see if the alt's grounding too.
    Did you by chance check the battery yet?


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    Re: 1989 chevy 4.3L wont start

    Quote Originally Posted by kcb37
    You should have a ground from the engine to the body, I think one engine to frame, and I want to say a third.
    Unless they have been changed they will be the flat flex stuff.
    Except for the neg battery cable, make sure the other end of that is tight and clean too.
    Might want to check to see if the alt's grounding too.
    Did you by chance check the battery yet?
    Battery is A-1, I just bought it and tested it


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    Re: 1989 chevy 4.3L wont start

    I'm going to say that it sounds like the wire on your starter has come loose

 

 

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