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cronic 4x4
02-09-2011, 01:46 PM
New issues today I was driving when the charge light flick on and off then all my dash and stereo everything stopped working. The truck kept running the only thing that would work is the head lights. When I got home the truck would not start again once I turned it off. I have only head lights now noting else will work. The battery got 12 volts and all the fuses inside the kick plate on the drivers side look good and the fuses under the hood next to the battery look good.

Jayota
02-09-2011, 03:00 PM
Check the alt??

Voltage is one thing, you should also check the amps of your battery.

cronic 4x4
02-09-2011, 03:29 PM
Alt was rebuilt 2 days ago.

Jayota
02-09-2011, 05:57 PM
Check the wiring to the alt. Pretty sure there is a fuse inline with it too..

harvester_sorrow
02-09-2011, 07:23 PM
Does it crank over?

'Balmer
02-09-2011, 08:22 PM
If you have fusable links coming off of your positive battery terminal they would be well woth checking.

High Tide
02-10-2011, 12:22 AM
if the truck cranks no problem then you're looking at an ignition problem. could be crank sensor, cam sensor, built in theft system. on some vehicles, if the electrical system crashes or loses voltage or amperage, the theft system could engage, not allowing you to start the vehicle. if you're feeling up to it, you could splice the wires from your horn and connect them to the starter, get in a give it a honk, might start up...

cronic 4x4
02-10-2011, 06:55 PM
Found the problem the wires going to the alternator melted onto the exhaust manifold and in turn blew the 80 amp fuse next to the battery.

harvester_sorrow
02-10-2011, 10:38 PM
Ya they run those pretty close on the 22re. Mine were nicely chared but not melted.

4skin
02-10-2011, 11:37 PM
mmm bbq altenator wires

glopedawg
02-12-2011, 09:15 AM
Haha shitty deal, I always zap strapped my alternator wires out of the way to my spark plug wires, I saw them one day and the plastic was almost dripping off, thought that looked dangerous!