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2005 Chevy express 2500, all the gages and warning lights

Customer Question

2005 Chevy express 2500, all the gages and warning lights started going on while driving, then they would be fine, but just now it shut off everything.
JA: Just to clarify, what are the exact lights you're talking about?
Customer: Can a battery or alternator cause that?
JA: Are you fixing your Express yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Speedometer would stay at 0, gas gage would show empty, gear indicator light would not show etc. Radion would turn on and off
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I'm going to try to fix it myself
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 4 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 4 months ago.

I take it the engine starts and run good?

Have you checked the starting and charging sytem?

Have you checked for codes in the computer?

Can I start by getting your VIN?

Thank you!

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I haven't checked anything yet. It did start and run OK until now. Vin 1gcgg25u051222850
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for that information. So now it does not start? Does it crank over or not?

Expert:  AMEDEE replied 4 months ago.

I take it the starter does not activate at all when trying to start it?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
It would crank, and seem like it was going to start, but wouldn't. Now the battery is dead.
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 4 months ago.

Ok so we need to charge or replace the battery to start with..

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I replaced the battery, it cranks but does not start. It does not fire at all
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 4 months ago.

Hello!

Ok, so if the engine is cranking but not starting, then it is either missing spark or fuel. We need to check for both. You can see if the engine runs on starting fluid. If so, you know it has spark.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
ok, I will get some starting fluid and try that. It wont be until tomorrow at this point though. Thanks
Expert:  AMEDEE replied 4 months ago.

Your welcome!