Will not start after removing drive shaft

Tiny
STEPHLEW87
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET AVALANCHE
  • 5.3L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 186,000 MILES
The drive shaft went out. I had the truck in neutral to release pressure on the drive shaft while removing it. I was able to remove it without any problems, but I lost all power to the inside cab and now it will not start. I cannot put it into park nor apply four wheel drive. I reinserted the drive shaft in attempt to put it into park but still no power and cannot shift into park. Any suggestions?
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Thursday, January 10th, 2019 AT 12:49 PM

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Tiny
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Good afternoon,

It sounds like you have a dead battery. Did you check the battery voltage?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-load-test

If you have a voltmeter do the checks to be sure you have 12.6 volts.

Start there.

Roy
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Thursday, January 10th, 2019 AT 1:34 PM
Tiny
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The battery was full and it started with no problem less than ten minutes prior to me pulling the drive shaft.
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Thursday, January 10th, 2019 AT 2:18 PM
Tiny
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You need to check it now. Check the voltage with a volt meter.
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Thursday, January 10th, 2019 AT 2:20 PM

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