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Lost all power to my truck. have new battery. starter solenoid and starter? not sure where the power went?

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Hearing you say it didnt turn over one minute later leads me to believe its a starter OR starter solenoid problem. I cant remember on these cars if its on the starter or not (if its not youll have a short red battery cable running to it, mounted on the firewall).
Wearing safety glasses, use a screwdriver to connect the terminal that the red (+) battery cable is connected to on the solenoid, to the smaller screw-like terminal with a wire plugged on to it (disconnect that wire, thats the ignition power). Get ready to jump, it will startle you. The car SHOULD crank if you have a good battery and starter and solenoid.
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CAREFUL not to touch any tools between the battery cable and any metal or ground; you WILL weld it or your battery could explode from the hydrogen fumes.
See my other post about these cars blowing alternators with dead batteries. All MKVIIIs should have new and oversized batteries, replace them every 2 years or count on an alternator replacement. Buy a rebuild from a specialty shop or a dealer, do NOT get one from a chain store, they wont last.

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