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I have A 1996 GMC Savana 3500 5.7L I was driving down the road and the vehicle just shut down. Tried to start it and it would not start. Sprayed starting fluid in the intake and it fired right up but would only run when spraying starting fluid in intake. Replaced the fuel pump, still no luck. Theres no power to the fuel pump or throttle body. Replaced a relay & the computer but still no luck. Checked all the fuses none are blown. The horn & the head lights also quit working. Any suggestions?

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Might be the wires in general

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I would check any fuseable links going to the starter or the large hot wire connection on the back of the altinator.

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