1987 CHEVROLET BLAZER ELECTRICAL?

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  • jkoech31
  • 1987 Chevrolet Blazer
  • 160,000 miles

I have a 1987 k5 blazer. The person who owned the vehicle before me accidentally hooked the battery terminals up backwards and may have shorted something out. I started the vehicle and drove it to the gas station. When I tried to turn it over again it wouldn't fire. The starter sounded as though it wasnt drawing enough power so I checked and it was pulling 12 volts. I replaced the battery, the alternater and the computer. The truck fired ran for approximately 10 minutes and quit again and will not turn over. Should I replace the distributor too? Or the wire harness? I checked the fuses and none were burnt. Could it be the fuel pump?

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Thursday, August 29th, 2013 AT 8:47 PM

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  • hmac300
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Check to see if a fusiblelink burnt they run off the starter and are available at auto parts. They will be easy to spot

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Friday, August 30th, 2013 AT 6:50 AM

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