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I have a 1984 El CAMINO and it just died. I was starting it,

I have a 1984...

I have a 1984 El CAMINO and it just died. I was starting it, and nothing. No sounds, no power windows, nothing. I tried to jump it but nothing.

Mechanic's Assistant: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?

No, It does nothing

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model of your car?

1984 Chevy El Camino it started just a few minutes before and drove great

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

The only thing I have tried was to jump it is there a fuse or something?

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Don
Don, ASE Certified Technician
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hi there my name is don i will try to help you on this

do you have top post or side post battery connections ?

If they are side post these are netorus for building corrosion on the contacts with the battery usuall if you look at the contact point its supposed to be shiney but when corroded they turn black and loose contact and hense no power to the vehicle , thats the first thing i would check if they are loose of corroded

the other possibility is there is a fusible link on the smaller red cable or positive cable if that goes bad then again no power

plus check the connection at the starter positive ,

plus the ground to the battery see if you can move the cable connections at the battery

have a great day.

Don

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I do have a side post battery and I will look at these options first. Thanks

Hi ther thanks sir you have a great day

if you need more help please come and get me through this post

have a great day Don

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