Whats wrong with my truck

Tiny
WOLFPACK53
  • 1978 CHEVROLET CUSTOM DELUXE
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC

What is wrong with my truck it has good battery and starter but it wont turn over it is a 1978 chevy?

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Saturday, December 4th, 2010 AT 2:57 AM

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Tiny
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An easy place to start, if you aren't familiar with making electrical checks, is to pop the cover off the starter relay and squeeze the contact. If the engine cranks, we know the battery, cables, connections, and starter are ok. That test will tell us where to look next. You might want to have a test light handy.

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Saturday, December 4th, 2010 AT 3:09 AM
Tiny
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This is pretty simple system on this truck. Does the starter get good power or not. A test light will show a dim light if it doesn't give good power. You have anuetral safety switch if it's not in park or nuetral it won't start. The starter shold be check ed for draw. How do you know the battery is good or not? They can go bad fairly quick. Can the engine be turned over by hand?

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Saturday, December 4th, 2010 AT 3:12 AM
Tiny
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Well I just bought a new battery and starter thinking that was the problem and it still wont even click or anything but everything inside the truck and outside works.

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Saturday, December 4th, 2010 AT 3:12 AM
Tiny
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See if there is power going to the purple wire on the starter. If there is you may have it hooked up to the wrong pole. Also make sure all the wires are hooked up.

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Saturday, December 4th, 2010 AT 3:21 AM
Tiny
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Well there are three wires going to the starter the batery wire and then there is one that hooks up to the big pole that plugs into the ditributor than there is a little wire pluged into something idk what is though.

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Saturday, December 4th, 2010 AT 3:39 AM
Tiny
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I have a question about my truck also

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