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2001 GMC Sierra HD pickup

Truck has been running fine until about 6 months ago.  Turns over but seems not to be getting fuel - requires turning over 2 or 3rd time when humidity is low however will start on first attempt when humidity is high.  Today truck died when attempted to start - now has no power or ignition/spark, no lights on dashboard, no clicking by solenoid.  Jumping battery does not change situation.  Is this a bad battery, alternator, ignition module - and does this have anything to do with previous starting problem.

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  • jewlery_10 Nov 09, 2008

    I just bought a 1992 GMC Sierra (3 days ago) and the truck was running good when I stopped for awhile. I came out and it wouldn't start. I phone the former owner and he came and bang on the gas tank while I turned the key and it start right of way. If it doesn't start on the 1st attempt it wouldn't start til I bang on the fuel tank by hand. It might be the fuel pump, sensor, motor beside the the fuel pump. I'll know in a couple days I hope.

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Hey there JC

Could be the batterey, but I'm leaning toward cables or terminals. From your description its acting like the battery isn't there, even when you jump it.

Questions:

  1. When you jumped it, did the other vehicles engine bog down at all?
  2. Do the head lights work?
  3. Is there any evidence of power? even the dome light?
First steps:
  • Test the voltage on your battery
  • Remove, clean and reattach battery terminals
  • Check the battery cables, good connection on both ends? no breaks, wear, anything odd?

Comment me back with your findings, we'll take it from there
Mike

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

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