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Old 08-02-2010, 07:54 PM
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Engine cutting out sporatically

Went for a drive tonight and the first 10 min or so in town and then out on the highway were really good, but for some odd reason when I was cruising along at about 65 the truck started acting like somethin' went wrong with the ignition. As soon as I let off the gas it cleared up and i was able to get it back home.

Now here the weird thing as soon as this happened my temp and volt gauge bottomed out and as soon as I coasted for a minute or so they went back to normal and the truck drove normal again.

Does this sound like a ground issue, or ignition, or does anyone have any other bright ideas.

Thanks in advance guys.

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Old 08-02-2010, 08:31 PM
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what year and model is your truck ???? check all your powers and grounds !!
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its 86 Silverado....I checked all my wiring and didnt see anything unusual.....

is it possible this could all be caused by a faulty ignition switch....


i never have any problem starting it.....but isnt most of that stuff powered based on a signal from the ignition switch
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usually when your guages go to zero you have lossed power !!! when you checked your wiring , did you just give it a tug to see if it was tight or did you use a wrench on it ? it's best to remove all your powers and grounds 1 by 1 and clean them, if i remember correctly there is a power conector on the firewall ( a black connector with a stud and nut on it ,with a red power wire ) I seen these corroid up before or arc and cause a power loss
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It could be something as simple as a corroded connection or a bad wire. Check to make sure no wires are melting on the exhaust and shorting out. I would start by cleaning all the connections first.
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