Question about 2000 Chevrolet 2500
I have a Chevy pick-up that suddenly will not start. I have power to all the accessories and the voltage meter indicates11-12 volts. The battery showed good water levels. When I tried to jump the truck I got the same reaction. Nothing attempts to start.
Both the 40 and 50 amp fuses are good. It was dark last night so I wasn't able to check if a fuse-able link might have gone out. The truck started fine just a couple hours earlier when I moved it and gave no indication that it had any issues. Thank you for your help.
Can you hear the fuel pump running just before you try to start? Turn the key to the Acc. position (just before starting) and listen for the pump. It should run for 1 - 2 seconds.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
Check your battery voltage with a hand-held volt meter...dash gauges can be a bit inaccurate. You should have no less than 12volts there. Voltage should be the same at the main starter terminal and at the trigger wire terminal with key turned to "start". At battery, you can also load test battery or checkstarter draw. If when turned to start, battery voltage drops to below 9.5v, but returns to original voltage with key off, starter draw is too high. If volts drop and do not return quickly, battery is no good.
No test is valid if the battery is low or terminals are not clean.
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
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