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PeterPaul383

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No crank. New battery and starter.
« on: Sep 07, 2018, 02:25:23 PM »
Alright, I'm terrible with electrical, so I'm really struggling here. Got home after being gone for a year and a half and threw a battery in the truck (79 pickup with 81 22r) and it started right up. Next day I go out to start it and nothing. Get a click at first, then nothing after trying again without unplugging the battery and plugging it back in. Cleaned posts and wires, put in new starter, and still nothing. Battery is still good too. I also noticed the lights and windshield wipers won't turn on either. Any ideas here? I'm lost.

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Re: No crank. New battery and starter.
« Reply #1 on: Sep 07, 2018, 02:45:35 PM »
Check the fuseable link from the battery to the main fuse panel under the hood, or the 80 amp fuse in that panel.
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Re: No crank. New battery and starter.
« Reply #2 on: Sep 07, 2018, 03:16:20 PM »
I checked the fuse panels and no fuses are popped. What does a fuseable link look like?

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Re: No crank. New battery and starter.
« Reply #3 on: Sep 07, 2018, 03:40:52 PM »
Starter may have gotten some condensation in it. May just need a good cleaning
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Re: No crank. New battery and starter.
« Reply #4 on: Sep 07, 2018, 03:41:22 PM »
Do you have a multi meter
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Re: No crank. New battery and starter.
« Reply #5 on: Sep 07, 2018, 05:32:22 PM »
I checked the fuse panels and no fuses are popped. What does a fuseable link look like?

It will be the main wire from the battery to the fuse box in the engine bay if it is still original,it will be about a 4 gauge wire, if it has been replaced with an aftermarket one, it will a 12 gauge section between the terminal and the oem wiring.

One way to know if it has blown is there will be no power at the fuse panel under the hood.

No power to the ignition, radio lights, etc., is usually indicative of the fuseable link blowing.
« Last Edit: Sep 07, 2018, 05:53:57 PM by Snowtoy »
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'91 Blue X-cab 22re, 35's/5.29's,Truetrac front, ARB rear, dual cases, and custom Safari flatbed, bumper, interior.
The money pit '87 Supra resto/mod

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Re: No crank. New battery and starter.
« Reply #6 on: Sep 10, 2018, 03:59:21 PM »
Sorry for the late reply, but after lots of tinkering, it turned out to be a bad connection to the starter  :smack: Thanks for the help guys! Always a big help   :beerchug:

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Re: No crank. New battery and starter.
« Reply #7 on: Sep 10, 2018, 04:57:54 PM »
Always fun when it is something simple and overlooked. :laugh:
'90 black X-cab mod'd 3.0, 33's/4.88's, rear ARB, custom bumpers, sliders, safari rack, etc.
'91 Blue X-cab 22re, 35's/5.29's,Truetrac front, ARB rear, dual cases, and custom Safari flatbed, bumper, interior.
The money pit '87 Supra resto/mod

 
 
 
 
 

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