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Hi... I have a 2004 GMC with original Battery which I kbow I need to change. Anyway, I only use it for long trips so battery is usually not a problem. But since it sits for long periods, battery wears down. I start it using a power pack. Last week I hooked up pack and at first I got a connection..I can tell as there is a light inside the engine compartment. I had to disconnect and reconnect later as I needed someone else to start it and no one was available at the time. Anyway, this time I could not get a connection...almost as if a fuse was blown. Where do I start looking???? thanks

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  • Paul Smith Oct 01, 2010

    No...it is not an issue with dirty cables. I suspect a problem with fuses. Which is the one fuse most likely to prevent electrical going through the system? Would the battery just shut down...I know its weak but the power pack should still start it...right???

  • Paul Smith Oct 01, 2010

    ok...I give in. Will try to get a new battery tonight or tomorrow. Stay tuned...forgive me if I am a little doubtful!

  • Paul Smith Oct 05, 2010

    Well...what do you know....I replaced the battery and it started just fine. Dont think I have ever seen a situation where the battery just shut down. I would expect it to be weak...but not die!
    Thanks for your help!!!

  • Paul Smith Oct 05, 2010

    Solution was very helpful. Emissionwiz was insistent that I follow his suggestions and it worked!
    Thanks!!!

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Clean the battery cables and replace the battery, that should cure the problem.

Posted on Oct 01, 2010

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    yadayada Oct 01, 2010

    DO NOT TAKE THE CABLES FOR GRANTED, PLEASE DO AS I ASK, WHY WOULD A FUSE BLOW ALL OF A SUDDEN? THERE IS NO SINGLE FUSE THAT WOULD KEEP THE TRUCK FROM STARTING, DI U HOOK THE JUMPER UP BACKWARDS?

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    yadayada Oct 01, 2010

    I have 35 years of repair experience (25 years as a factory certified Master tech in electrical system repair and diagnosis) and to diagnose this type of problem over a computer keyboard is very tuff, so u must at least give me a chance here, long ago i learned the hard way to check the easy stuff 1st, then move on.

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