1989 Chev Truck won't turn over, no power to dash.

Tiny
DHG350
  • 1989 CHEVROLET TRUCK

I accidentally posted this in the Buik forum -- appologies. I have a 1989 Chevrolet K2500 Silverado, 5.7L throttle body, approx 100K miles, auto trans. My guages started jumping, brake and seat belt light started flashing, and engine began stalling when coasting. Stepping on gas stopped problem temporarily. Problem seemed to go away and then after hitting a cattle guard, the engine quit. Truck won't turn over, radio and heater/air conditioner don't work and instrument panel doesn't appear to get any power. Checked all fuses, none blown. Speedometer is stuck on 30 mph. But, headlights work, highbeam switch on blinker arm works, hood lights and interior dome light works. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks!

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Thursday, August 16th, 2007 AT 4:30 PM

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Tiny
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Let me try this nightmare

Check the fusible links at the starter or positive cable/power distribution box for loose connections.

Double check the battery connections

Also take all fuses/relays/circuit breakers out inspect them and set it back in.

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Thursday, August 16th, 2007 AT 5:28 PM
Tiny
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Thanks. I found a broken wire at the main relay on the firewall. Replaced it and the truck is running sweet. Thanks agian.

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Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 AT 2:02 PM

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