Last night I drove the truck at night time on about an 8 hour drive and it ran fine. Then the next morning I woke up the vehicle battery was completely dead. We attempted to jump start it by charging it with another vehicle and the battery took the charge. So once again when I placed the key in the run position the lights, powered windows and locks all worked. However when I turned the key all the way to start nothing happened. The key While turned all the way to the "on" made no noise whatsoever. There was no ticking noise and the engine did not even attempt to crank or turnover. At that point a friend of mine checked the battery starter from underneath the truck and while the key was in the on position he tapped the silionoid to see if it turned and it did but we did not attempt to completely start it. Then the next time I put my key into the ignition and turned it all the way on trying to turn the engine over I was also checking to see if my lights dimmed or not. When the key is turned they do dim only at the start position otherwise they Stay bright. However next when I tried to start the car I was holding the key for about 3 seconds in the start position trying to listen for any noise where there would normally be the crank but instead I noticed the steering column began to Lightly smoke!
have the same problem?
Thursday, October 1st, 2015 AT 12:21 PM