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Electrical Problem Lost power to fuel guage battery guage not sparking, engine managment light wont come on so cant get diagnostic from this Help please

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Check you battery with a volt guage to make sure you still have good voltage. Check the negative and positive cables and ends to make sure you have a good ground at the engine, chassis, and battery. Check your relay center under the hood and make sure all your fuses are good.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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    Lee Quiroz Sep 24, 2008

    Another thing to check. Unplug the crank sensor and see if the dash functions come back on. I've seen bad crank sensors actually create this problem. The crank sensor is located between the engine and trans. accessible from the pass. side. It actually shorts out the system and keeps other electrical parts from working correctly. If the dash functions come back on, replace the crank sensor.



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