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Have a Chevy Silverado 2004 model which every so often just

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Have a Chevy Silverado 2004 model which every so often just cuts out (loses all power both elec and engine) without notice which makes for a few exciting moments. Will usually restart after turning over a couple of times. Occurs under varying conditions and with varying frequency. Local mechanic has no idea so becoming desperate so will appreciate any suggestions on a fix.
Regards
Barry Scott
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
Hello Barry im willing to give this a stab lol
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
what engine is in your truck?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
also let me know if you are near the truck.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Chris,
I am near the truck but not a mechanic. The engine type is an 8 cylinder turbo diesel, Chevrolet RFB C/K series 1996. Hope that helps.
Barry
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
you have a fuse/relay box on the drivers side fender area?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
We dont have that engine package in the states but most of the time I have seen this happen to Chevy SUV its because the fuse box or wiring harness going to it is bad.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
they usually go bad where the connectors meet the box.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
Tell your mechanic to look there. That is really the only place everything meets besides the power or ground wire from the battery.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Bearing in mind the vehicle has been converted for right hand drive, there is a Fuse Relay centre on the passenger side fender.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
ide start the truck and hit the box or jiggle the wires under it see if it loses power
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Started it and have banged the box numerous times as well as wiggled all wires going into/out of the box and no result. I know the mechanic has also tried to get it to cut out by fiddling with every wire he could find. Is it possible that the PDF (?) unit has anything to do with it - my son suggested I ask?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
What is a pdf?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I looked it up and I think it is a Particulate Deseil Filter.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
oh its diesel
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
that may cause running problems but not losing all electric
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thought I indicated that with the engine model even though I now see I have been spelling it incorrectly - sorry.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
actually my bad i didnt see diesel
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
give me a couple minutes im looking something up
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No problem, I need to check my spelling
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
That truck didnt come in diesel here in the states. I tried to look up repair history for such problems but nothing like that came up. I went to the 2500 that did come with that motor and still nothing similar.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what can you suggest because I have no idea - vehicle is currently booked with an auto electrician in the next town, 187 kilometres away on Monday in the hope he may find something but cost and time are rapidly becoming a problem.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
I am an auto electrician but its hard for me to suggest anything without checking it myself. All I can do is opt out and see maybe someone else has seen it before. My gut feeling is that its coming from your fuse box
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
Are you ok with me opting out?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If you opt out, does the query go out to other people who may have a solution?
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In that case, thanks for your time.Regards
Barry Scott
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 1 year ago.
Thank You and Good Luck!
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to Justanswer!Do you still need help?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have just handed the vehicle to an Auto Electrician but would love any further advice.
Regards
Barry Scott
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Is the truck going completely electrically dead when this happens?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Did the problem start after any work was end, an accident, etc