TRUCK WONT START

  • Tiny
  • doebler_c
  • 1996 Chevrolet Truck
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • automatic
  • 170,000 miles

I have 1996 chevy c1500 pickup with 5.0 vortec and it wont start and the electronic guages that appear when u turn key to on position are not registering nor is the battery guage but they did turn on after a while and started but wont anymore

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 12:11 AM

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  • Tiny
  • JDL
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Does the vehicle crank? How long since a tune-up? Any applicable trouble codes? Use a gage and check fuel pressure. May have to check feed to and from the ignition switch?

Battery has a full charge?

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 12:35 AM
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  • doebler_c
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Yes it cranks and I just put new spark plugs oil change and new air filter the electronic lights wont come on right away it takes awhile and says check guages but when those light come on it will start

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 12:40 AM
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  • JDL
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Engine cranking, do you have spark at the spark plugs? The reason I asked, primary voltage at the ignition coil and gage fuse, are ignition feed. Circuits go hot with the key on, use a voltage tester. If no voltage I'd have to check feed to and from ignition switch.

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 1:01 AM
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  • doebler_c
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No spark at spark plugs a friend of mine said that it sounds like an ignition swich problem

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 1:45 AM
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  • JDL
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Yes, that is possible.

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 1:48 PM

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