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Unread 12-21-2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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Chevy Truck wont start. Need help.

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I have a 79' Chevy K20 with 350, TH400, and NP203.
Im asking here because i know alot of yall run chevy 350's ans i need help quick.

Ok, batterys charged, brand new starter, and the lights are coming on the dash. I know i have the started hooked up correctly. I checked and double checked.

But when i turn the key NOTHING happens.

Lights dont dim. Nothing happens. I tried jumping it. Nothing. It was doing this before i replaced starter too.

Please help me. I need to get this thing running soon.

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Unread 12-21-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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did you replace the cables from the battery to the starter?

how about the ground cable is it contacting bare metal.


is your ifnition in good shape.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 06:50 PM   #3
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Sounds like a bad ground.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 09:58 PM   #4
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My guess goes to bad ground as well. More specifically, the engine ground. Make sure you got a good, solid ground from engine to chassis. Sometimes, I like to have two or three if I've got the space for it.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 10:24 PM   #5
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So yall think i should replace the battery cables? And how do i check the ignition?
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You can check the battery cables by bypassing them with a set of GOOD jumper cables. You can also use the jumper cables to test the engine ground.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 10:35 PM   #7
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Well around thanksgiving i started messing with the starter and i moved the small signal wire on tbe starter. When i hooked the negative back up, without the key it, started turning over.

Just figured id add that in.
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Unread 12-21-2012, 10:52 PM   #8
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Well ive been meaning to change out battery cables for a while so ill do that tomarrow.

The positive is corroded some where the terminal bolts on.

So anything else? Or is it narrowed down to cables and ignition? How do i check the ignition??

Any other grounds?


All the lights come on and they do not dim when i turn the key.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 10:08 AM   #9
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Bump.


And thanks for the help so far!
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I just hooked up the starter to jumper cables. Nothing.
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Needs a starter
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Needs a starter
Nope. Starter is fine.
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Does it have a started relay or solenoid?
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Huh? You jumped the starter and it didn't work. It's eaither th battery, the jumper cables or the starter. Or you hooked em up wrong.
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Unread 12-22-2012, 12:13 PM   #15
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If he jumped the starter it would bypass all of that.
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