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2003 Chevy Silverado z71 4x4 5.3 v8 died while driving.

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2003 Chevy Silverado z71 4x4 5.3 v8 died while driving. Pulled over and tried to restart, and nothing. Would not crank. I have checked and change fuses and relays. I don't think it's the pass lock.
JA: Have you located the fuse box? Do you know the fuse number?
Customer: I checked ign fuses and starter relay
JA: What is the model of your '03 Chevy?
Customer: 1500
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It could possibly be a ground wire
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

IS the check engine light on ? IS there any power at all to the dash ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No check engine light. All lights and dash instruments working
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

Just to be sure the engine docent crack over correct?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have my truck in the auto repair shop
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

Sounds like the alternator has failed or the ground terminal to the battery as well as the alternator is damaged have they checked this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It will not crank, the truck is on its way to the garage
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

Ok since dash lights work and they do not go dim when trying to crank it over sounds like either a ground issue or an issue with the starter itself as long as the engine did not seize this should not be a major repair..These are the next steps.Please rate excellent service so i can get credit for my help thanks .Bonuses greatly appreciated.Im here if you need anything else thanks