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Experience:  GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.
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My truck is getting power but when you turn the key nothing.

Customer Question

my truck is getting power but when you turn the key nothing. I was driving home when the truck died. ckeck the cables at battery everything is good. I am lost
JA: Does the battery look like it's leaking? And does it have a strong smell -- like sulfur?
Customer: no I do not believe so
JA: What is the model/year of your GM?
Customer: 1986 gmc pu
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: only that this has happen twice before then it would start
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: GM
Expert:  Amedee replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  Amedee replied 9 months ago.

You probably just have a bad battery or a battery that is low on a charge.

What is the battery voltage at?

Expert:  Amedee replied 9 months ago.

If the battery checks out good and does in fact have a full charge on it, then it is likely there is a bad connection at or after the battery or the starter simply could be bad.

Expert:  Amedee replied 9 months ago.

Also, I forget to mention, a bad engine ground can do this too.

Let me know!