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1996 GMC Sierra 1500 Base Reg Cab 117.5 WB

1996 GMC Sierra 1500
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
17 mpg city / 22 mpg hwy
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January 30, 2013, 10:51 am

Amber P
 

Question: Truck won't start or accept charge

Yesterday I noticed a burn-ish smell as I pulled into the driveway. Today I went to start it. Nothing. So I charged the battery with a charger until it read full. Lights came on (no dimming that I noticed) including dash lights. Clicked but wouldn't turn over. Just the click. Ran inside to check something and ten minutes later it was dead again. No click, no light, nothing. Cleaned the terminals but the battery is at least 5-6 years old. What could the culprits be here?


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