gotta start with the basics
1. Does it crank? If so but still no start, check the fuel pump kill switch as a place to start. Could be a ton of things though.
2. No crank
a) check both leads at the starter solenoid. the fat one should have 12v all the time, the little one should get 12v when you turn the key. check with a test light or voltmeter
- if both are good then your starter shat the bed
- if little wire is functioning but big isn't then repair big wire and try again
- if big wire is fuctioning but little one isn't then you've just narrowed your issue so go to 'b'
b) check wiring connections with the ignition switch, check for broken wires and CHECK THE FUSES
- good chance that while being screwed with something was shorted out by accident, tripping a fuse
- also possible that the ignition switch was damaged somehow, or that the key in the cylinder isn't actuating the switch
I hope this helps a bit. Any questions just ask.
PS I drove through Gladstone a week or two ago on my way to Whitehorse. I took a pic by the Happy Rock, lol
2003 GMC Sierra 3500 -- dually, 4x4, hasn't blown up yet and that's what i look for in a truck
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