My Dodge power Ram w150 wont start. When I turn the key

Tiny
TERRYGROVES
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  • 1985 DODGE TRUCK
  • 172,000 MILES
My 85 dodge power ram w150 wont start. When I turn the key there is nothing and it was running fine yesterday and today it seems like there is no battery life but there is cause I checked it with my multimeter on volts and got 12.96 battery voltage. Jumped starter and it cranks no power to dash What could be my problem?

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 11:42 PM

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Tiny
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Could be a burned fusible link. If it is blown, you need to find out why it blew or it will happen again and again.

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 11:58 PM
Tiny
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THE PIC IN THE BOTTOM OF MY LINK SAYS IT ALL

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1996-chevrolet-tahoe-wont-start-sounds-dead-battery-jumpbox-get-same-reults

MAINLY THE "MEAT AND POTATOES" OF THE LINK, WAS REFERRING TO MY BUDDY W/ A S-10 TRUCK W/ SIDE POST TERMINALS.......SOON I WILL MAKE A PIC SHOWING HOW TO TAKE 'EM APART AND PROPERLY CLEAN THEM, AS FEW PEOPLE DON'T KNOW HOW TO

AS FOR THE PIC IN MY LINK.....ANOTHER BUDDY WITH A '85 CJ 7 JEEP...IT HAD "TOP POSTS".......HIS JEEP HAD EXACTLY THE SAME SYMPTOMS THAT YOU TRUCK HAS NOW, EVEN THE "JUMPING THING"

KEEP US INFORMED

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 12:25 AM
Tiny
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Link was burned replaced link there is a blue, green, orange, black wires all go in to black connector and to a lg black wire that goes to the block on the firewall could something in the connector be bad?
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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 11:51 PM
Tiny
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Possible but it fails for a reason. After you replaced it, did all the systems come back on line?

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Monday, August 27th, 2012 AT 12:14 AM
Tiny
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Yes and it cranks over about 5 sec the burns fuseevery thing works as long as I dont try to start it
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Monday, August 27th, 2012 AT 12:33 AM
Tiny
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There is your starting point. Check the starter circuit for heavy draws or shorts.

Roy
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Monday, August 27th, 2012 AT 12:38 AM

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