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When starting every thing goes dead.

When I turn the key on every thing looks fine, but when I try to start the engine everything goes dead. I just replaced the starter. Had the battery checked and have checked both ends of the battery cables to make sure they were tight also checked all fuses all ok. Any sugestions?

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  • fpremont Feb 03, 2009

    where are these C/Bs? I have rechecked the wires and all appears to be fine.

  • fpremont Feb 03, 2009

    I found the box just aft of the battery it is a ribed box with alot of wires. but aft of that is the heater core box through the fire wall.


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It sounds as if the wire from the starter to the ignition switch is shorted out. You may also have a loose or broken connection at the main feed wire at the starter. Check the wires, and your underhood fuses as well. There are also circuit breakers that reset after a short time, put your finger on the outer shell of each circuit breaker and turn the key to start. If one is tripping, you will be able to feel it.
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  • Rich Palmer Feb 03, 2009


    Look under the hood in the engine compartment. There you will find a box with a bunch of wire connections to it, that is for the ABS. Next to it nearer the firewall is a smaller box around 4" square or so. Take the lid off and it allows you access to the maxi fuses and the circuit breakers and relays.

    The indide of the lid will have what each one functions. Also there are a couple of circuit breakers on the inside fuse block. It is usually located on the drivers sideof dash, you will find a panel to access this.

    Hope this helps.



    RPM Northwest

  • Rich Palmer Feb 04, 2009

    It shold be on the drivers side. They may also be along the firewall. A 96 I worked on was along the firewall and a 97 Suburban was on the drivers side fenderwell. They do like to hide them that's for sure.

    Hope this helps;


    RPM Northwest


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