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Lost all lights suddenly while driving on a trail.

Starts but will not go in gear.

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The car has like 100 lights (you lost the all>?) fix head lamps first.!!!!
which ones, the head lamps, and parking lamps, highs and lows?
starts and idles, ok.
but will not go in to gear. (must be A./T tranny, as all gear boxes have gears and that dont tell me what trans you have nor engine options)

my guess, HL died. so you blew a fuse. or have corroded battery cables. or have corroded underhood fuse box. or other connections
from engine bay to cab fuse box.
my guess, is to put a voltmeter in the dash and wire it to ignition
next time you will see why it fails, you lost DC power.

some 88s had the ELECTRONIC shifted transmission.
most have just a simple pure mechically run A/T
ive no idea at all what trans you run, (find out,by looking)
if its not electronically shifted By TCM puter then the trans failure
is unrelated, but if it is a TCM tranny , then you lost DC power
to the TCM TOO.
easy huH?

Posted on Mar 31, 2014


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