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chevy truck just died going down the road

i was driving my 2003 chevy silverdo 1500 (gas) today, and out of no where with no sign it just died, as if some one shut off the key... i have power the lights come on, interior lights are working, but the gauges dont seem to come on or move. im bot sure what fuse it could be. any ideas????

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Hi,
With key on engine off check the fusible links with a test light to verify power is going through them. Unplug one of the injector plugs key on, and check to make sure there is power there. If all this checks out, plug a noid light into the injector plug and see if it blinks while the engine is cranked. If you have power but no noid light blink, there is a problem with the driver controls of the PCM, cam sensor problem, or some other type of short or malfunction in that area of the controls.
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i was driving my 2003 chevy silverdo 1500 (gas) today, and out of no where with no sign it just died, as if some one shut off the key... i have power the lights come on, interior lights are working, but the gauges dont seem to come on or move. im bot sure what fuse it could be. any ideas????
Check all the fuses. There isnt any fuse link, too new.
After that I would scan with a DECENT scan tool, not just a code reader as I would suspect there will be a variety of codes. I could be wrong, but the IPC gets Info from the BCM and the ECM for the gauges to run. One of them could have failed. Oh by the way the BCM is in charge of some ECM functions that can stop it dead in its tracks.
Are you sure about the gauges? Sounds more like the fuel pump quit.
Just cant work on a chevrolet like you used to.
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Alternaot

original alternator? Have it checked. I had an Astro Van do something similar when the alternator went out.
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I know this sounds out there, but if you suspect the Fuel Pump, get a big Rubber Mallett, get under the Truck and give the Fuel Tank a few good thumps-if the Truck starts, you've got the culprit-this doesn't work every time, but most of the time...................
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The first thing you need to do is see what is missing. Check for spark while craning, check for fuel pressure and as mentioned already check all fuses with a test light or a meter, dont rely on a visual check, they are not dependable. Once you find out what is missing, troubleshoot from there.
You may also want to take a quick peek around the engine compartment for rotted off grounds.
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