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Old 06-26-2003, 03:59 PM
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The lights go on but nobody's home!

I parked my 84 silverado with 6.2 diesel.


went to the back, got a drink out of the cooler.

Turned key, and nothing. It started fine ten minuets prior but not now.

No dummy lights, no buzz noise, no glow plugs, no "starter click".

The headlights go on, the horn honks, but the ignition circut has no power.

while i was pushing it from outside of a bar in the back woods at 2:15 am this morning, the radio came on glow plugs warmed, buzzer came on.

and by the time I jumped back in and put it in park?

You guessed it, the igniton circut seemed to short out and I was Sh_t out of luck.

I checked all the battery terminals. All grounds. All fuses. All solinoid wires on starter including the battery leads. Checked to see if the harness was cut.

And finally, I made sure that it was the correct key, in the correct truck, in the exact middle of no-where spot in front of a bar that I remembered having left my truck.

If anyone has a good place to start please let me know, i tried, but i got no-where. i am not dumb, i just dont know ignition wiring. Your help is truly apreciated.-justin


Also, i started going and going below,dont hold it against me, i never slept.


(you see i walked about 3 miles hoping to find a flashlight before a Semi-truck driver who was parked on hwy 49, and a bit sloshed, gave me his penlight. he said i could have it.)

I was at 6221 pleasant valley road in the town of el dorado, in El Dorado county at poor reds bar.
If you want to look it up on yahoo maps, just to see how far I had to walk to get home to 2500 country club drive, Cameron Park CA,95682 ( actually just down the street, i dont need no peeping tom's!)

go ahead, if you check it on a yahoo map milage thing, it was a loong ways...

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Old 06-28-2003, 09:31 PM
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Ummm....maybe the problem was being at a bar at 2:15am? See any UFO's?

Just kidding....sounds like ya got a gremlin......good luck.
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NO START TRUCK

I have seen this problem before. Sometimes the ignition switch at the base of the steering column needs adjusted.Did you try to jumper a wire to the solenoid start terminal from batt. pos+ with key on. if the starter turns when the solenoid is jumpered then you may have a switch problem also hook a jumper cable clamp on pos+ the mateing other end to the starter motor to see if starter will turn over if so hook_a test light to battery neg_have someone turn ignition to start place probe point into solenoid wire that comes from ignition switch it should light up also there is a wire that runs from the key lock in the steering column down to the actual ignition switch.the stiff wire hooks into a slide type switch. after much use the hole in the switch gets inlarged. also the neutral safety switch may be defective.on auto trans vehicles this mounts to side of transmission behind the shifter linkage it also is the backup light switch these also are known to give a lot of problems especially on 4x4 trucks that see a lot of water and mud.some of these are adjustable.hope i didnt confuse you too much the muckrunning hawgbear
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Old 07-01-2003, 12:19 AM
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Sorry...I saw the thread subject and thought you were talking about me!
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Old 07-17-2003, 04:56 PM
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well it turns out that some relay on the firewall where a few ignition wires glow plugs and such connect, was "shaky".

i jiggled it twice with the key on and it now starts every time.

thanks for the responses guys.-justin
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