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No head lights,interior lights or fuel pump.turns over but no sta

My 95 astro awd turns over but no start.the head lights,interior lights and fuel pump wont turn happened out of no where,i parked went in for a min,came out and NOTHING.turn turn turn but nothing.

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    javier 29 Mar 10, 2009

    the batt is good and the alternator is good.

  • javier 29
    javier 29 Mar 10, 2009

    i checked the fuses,all good.where are the relays?

  • javier 29
    javier 29 Mar 10, 2009

    do those actually cause no headlights,interior lights and fuel pump.

  • javier 29
    javier 29 Mar 10, 2009

    any other suggestions before i head out to detroit to try to fix it.

  • javier 29
    javier 29 Mar 10, 2009

    ok thanks,you've been a great help.

  • javier 29
    javier 29 Mar 10, 2009

    I will for sure let you know what happens,and thanks again.

  • javier 29
    javier 29 Mar 16, 2009

    it was the fusible link was melted


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Likely you have repaired this already but: check battery condition and clean both terminals (not on outside, remove them & clean contact points)
A bad alternator etc would leave you with some power somewhere!!

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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  • Richard Scordino Mar 10, 2009

    Check any main fuses & relays related to systems not working. Sorry I misread the turn turn turn part (not enough coffee yet) otherwise I would not have said what I did.

  • Richard Scordino Mar 10, 2009

    Haven't looked at one recently but are usually mounted on a bar on either fender or on firewall. There are usually up to four relays on bar. relays look like 1" square plastic boxes.

  • Richard Scordino Mar 10, 2009

    I'm working from memory, not from a schematic. But yes, relays now control lots of things that used to be "hard wired" on older vehicles.(definitely fuel pump).
    In checking relays you may find more than one not working. If so, trace power supply to them from battery. You may wish to get a manual such as Haynes in order to identify system better. Look for fusable links (heavier than normal soft black wires between battery and circut you are testing. insulation usually bubbles up when wire is burned inside) There usually lis a reason the link will fail, meaning that you need to look for a short in that system otherwise it can burn again.

  • Richard Scordino Mar 10, 2009

    I try... It's sometimes a bit frustrating on this end, because stuff I do "automatically" when actually doing a repair, I need to actually need to think about. Besides that, I'm working blind. Stuff I would notice is not reported by people I try to help. Further, manufacturers keep changing locations of things (for no reason) and adding a bunch of useless stuff that requires all kinds of special testing to pull info out... and then, info is usually not specific enough to be more than moderately helpful!
    ZIn order to fix your problem you will need patience and care in tracing exactly where power loss begins. post back with anything you find.

  • Richard Scordino Mar 16, 2009

    Glad to hear it's fixed...had an old dodge dart that would blow link for no reason whenever it felt like it! Finally put a circut breaker in there and problem solved. Good luck!!


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