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1985 S-10 wont start

When I turn the key wont even start but no lights come on. There is no power from anything. I even check the fuses and there is no power there too. Battery is charged.

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  • robert sanko May 11, 2010

    You stated the battery was charged. Did you charge w/ a seperate battery charger? Do you have a good 12Volt test light? If you have a test light it will make it fairly easy to determine where the problem (s) are at.

  • 240cpa May 11, 2010

    If he has no lights, why worry about the starter. My money is on a bad ground that hasn't been found. Check the wires at the battery hookup. They should be tight. If they are and are not badly corroded, follow the ground wire coming from the negative terminal to the engine block and see if it is hooked tightly and not covered in crud that might keep it from grounding properly. If the wires at the battery are dirty and corroded, clean them and then hook them backup.

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Follow the + battery down to the starter and see that you have 12 volts to ground from where that wire connects to the starter solenoid.

    Reply back what you find.



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Check the fusible links down by the starter.

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