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Old 12-08-2009, 11:50 PM
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So three days from flying back to by home state, my truck ('90 C1500 carb 454) in care of my Fiancee is having issues. It will not start after being parked for a month. She tried jumping it, but no go, nothing, no starter clicking,not even a dim dome light. It sounds like a loose battery cable, but its bolted down nice and tight.

I am trying to diagnose the issue via phone. It's really not that big of deal as I'll be able to get it started when I get back this weekend. Anyways, let's hear what you guys think could be the issue as I am puzzled.

Oh, the truck has a new battery, alternator, fuses, and relays.

Here's a picture of the fusebox. The previous owner had the silver relay jumped with a wire. The wire fell out, and was replaced by a 5amp relay.


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Old 12-09-2009, 06:23 AM
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Start off simple. Could be a ground cable (possibly the one from the battery) has lost connection. It could also be a battery cable end has gotten corroded and has lost connection. I would pull both cable ends off the battery and clean the ends & battery posts first and check the ground wire before going into the fuse panel.
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Hmm, nope, cables are good and corrosion free.
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i've seen plenty of batteries dead enough not to light the dome, even when trying to jump.. have a battery charger? leave it on for a few hrs and see what happens..
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Accessory wire may have rusted off....I believe it also connects to the large starter terminal on those years. Without that, you have no power to ignition switch, or anything else.....Do the headlights come on?...If so, that's not it.

Could also be a fusible link.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:01 PM
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I think the battery is just frozen as it has been 5 degree F out lately.

"At 100% charge, a battery will freeze at -77F. At 75%, -35F. At 50%, -10F. At 25%, 5F. At 0% (totally discharged), 20F."

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