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1990 Chevrolet C K1500 W/T Ext Cab

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August 7, 2011, 11:06 pm

Ashley H
 

Question: Truck won't start.

My truck won't start. It's not a dead battery. The dome light will come on but when I go to turn the ignition everything shuts off. Any ideas of what it could be? It's a new battery.

It's a 88 chevy c1500 5.7 tbi.


August 9, 2011, 3:40 pm

Ron W
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Check the terminals and connections at the battery. Sometimes greenish/gray corrosion gets on the battery cables and when a new battery is installed, it doesn't make a good connection. Use a little sand paper or terminal brush to clean them up. It may be all you need to do.

If they're OK, you may have a bad starter, but you should have it checked to be sure.


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