1987 Chevy Truck died while runniing and now wont start

Tiny
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1987 Chevy Truck V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

i live in Montana and it is currently -30. I plugged in my 87 1ton 4wd Chevy pickup this morning before I planned to leave which typically warms the engine to about 100 degrees. All was well for an 45 min as I let it warm up and then got side tracked. The enginge just up and died after running well and at operating temp 230. I went to start it again and it is acting as if it has a low battery. Very slow turning over and wont completely turn over. Head lights and heater fan are blowing working fine. So. Not the battery right then what?
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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 3:28 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Yes, It could still be the Battery, just because the lights and fan work just fine doesn't mean the battery isn't bad. The battery can be fully charged and everything else work just fine, but if the CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) are low you will get your problem. Have you tried jump starting it? If not go ahead and try if it will jump start then I would say it is the Battery. But, I would also check the ground wire connection at the battery and the block for a good clean tight connection.

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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 3:46 PM
Tiny
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Get the battery load tested to confirm its condition then get back-
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Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 3:49 PM

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