1983 Chevy S10 went completely dead while going down the road yesterday. I
changed the accessory relay and I do have horn and head lights now, but no
ignition. Is there any type of reset switch etc...? (I do not have manual for
this vehicle) How can I test to see if it is the ignition switch? Also if it is
the ignition switch how do you take the switch out on these vehicles?
If you are talking about the one from the negative of the battery to the frame,
that is good. I could not find a ground strap from engine block to frame. I
jumped the starter last night and that worked. Turned the engine right over.
There is an in line fuse on the hot side of the solenoid and that checked out ok.
This one has me stumped.
Can you describe more symptoms? What has power and what doesn't?
Have you checked all your relays?
If it's not some master grounding path, then how about some kind of
fusable link supplying power to some vital component. like the
computer. Sometimes these links look ok externally , but are really
blown inside the insulation.
Does the fuel pump energize when you turn the key?
Does this vehicle have some kind of master fuel shut off
Not Dead Yet
On the S10:
there are 2 or more fusible links on the hot of the starter, plus one on a
block on the firewall.
As 451 said, post more symptoms, tell us what does and doesn't have power.
We'll do our best to help you. At this point, I don't think you have a
ground issue any longer!
See my other post. Problem solved.
I agree and it has been done. I also told my daughter to find a boy friend who
is more mechanically inclined. Ended up working on two of his vehicles this
weekend. The alternator in the other one. although that one I had him do the
work and I supervised with a cup of coffee.
Thanks again to all
Problem solved. There was a break in one of the wires coming off the solenoid.
When I cut it open it looked like it had just corroded. I have never seen
anything like it.
Thanks for all the help.
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