I let my truck sit for about 2 weeks, then I drove it less than a mile to the bank and when I came out it would not start. After letting it set for 30 minutes it started only to take me to the nearest gas station where once stopped, it has since failed to restart.
I don't think the battery is completely dead as the dome, dash, and brake lights (but not flashers) come on. I gave it a lengthy jump and lightly "hit" the starter with a wrench while some one tried starting it, but unfortunately it fails to even turn-over (gives only a faint click).
Can I conclude from this that the problem is not with the battery and not with the starter and that the culprit is likely the alternator? Any crude methods for finding out what is the cause?
I cannot push it to a mechanic and am trying to diagnose it with my less than amateur ways.
Any help would be great!
PS - the PCM or "electrical brain box" is fine as I had that piece replaced last summer.
have the same problem?
Monday, October 8th, 2007 AT 6:49 PM