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No Signs of Life (Update: Solved!)
Topic Started: Jan 8 2018, 07:35 PM (710 Views)
Coche Blanco
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So riddle me this one, boys and girls of GMF.

I went to start my car this morning and got zero response. Nothing. No lights, no fuel pump, no nothing. "Easy one", I foolishly thought to myself, "It has to be the 60 amp fuse under the hood." I did just take the battery out to clean it up. I probably messed something up and blew that fuse. So I pop the hood and low and behold... fack! That's not it. Fuse is good.

I've checked almost every combination I can think of:

  • Voltage from starter (+) to battery ground (-) = good
  • Voltage from battery (+) to transmission ground (-) = good
  • Voltage from battery (+) to either side of the fuse (-) = good This was my issue.
  • Fuse continuity = good
  • Battery voltage = good 12.40


Any ideas?

Edited by Coche Blanco, Jan 9 2018, 01:25 PM.
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MarkZ28


Ignition switch? Getting power to the switch itself? If so, it may be something out of whack in there.
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Bad ignition switch? Blown fusible link?
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How about that 20amp ignition fuse, did you check it, to see if it was blown?

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My automatic door locks do not make noise, either. (You know how they click after you shut the door?) Headlights don't turn on either. None of that should be affected by the switch right?
Edited by Coche Blanco, Jan 8 2018, 08:05 PM.
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No, shouldnt. Fudible link sounds like a good possibility l8ke PTA said.
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Has the engine started since the battery was cleaned? If not the start there.
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freegeo
Jan 8 2018, 09:20 PM
Has the engine started since the battery was cleaned? If not the start there.
Start where??
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The battery
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Put my jump pack on it. No change.
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What year car?
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1993. Lord. I’m usually better than this. This one has me stumped.
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I will check the wiring diagram after I get off work. With no power to nothing I would double check the ground connection at the battery.
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Just my .02¢...check for voltage on all the big amp fuses near the main fuse and check for voltage going to the headlights...if voltage is present check main wiring harness going into the bulk head to the fuse block under the dash...
Edited by geogonfa, Jan 8 2018, 11:07 PM.
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I would take off both battery terminals, wire brush them, and reinstall. I would also look really closely at an home made or hokey looking battery connections. One of those hokey universal style battery post clamps where you strip all your cables and clamp them together with the two bolts could give similar symptoms.
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