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Chevrolet S-10, GMC S-15, GMC Sonoma, Electrical, Truck
Dec 22, 2010 (6:50 am)
i have a 1995 chevy s10. i was driving along and all of a sudden there was a smell of something burning and a little bit of smoke coming out of the heater vent next to the driver side window. i pulled over and took part of the dash apart and didnt see any damage. popped the hood and still no damage. checked all the fuses and they were all still in working order. I am at a complete loss and have no idea on what couldve caused this! any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! thanks
#376 of 444 Re: electrical problem, 2002 chevy S10 crew cab 4x4 [cheryl4262]
Dec 22, 2010 (5:36 pm)
try a battery
#377 of 444 truck has lost power help
Dec 29, 2010 (10:49 am)
i have a ( 1991 Gmc Sonoma 4.3 v6 ext cab truck )
i went to go and start it the other day it worked i then turned on my heater and the truck just died and never re-gained it's power back
with that said
i changed my ( ign switch on the lower column ) and changed the fusible link in the starter soliod ) neither one of these did anything for me i checked my battery and it is good
checked links on m alt they are good
i have head lights brake lights and a dome light that works
when i put my key in and tuen it to me i get the radio to work but that is all that works in my truck
can someone tell me what to do please thanks and god bless
#378 of 444 Re: truck has lost power help [gmc1991]
Dec 30, 2010 (8:23 am)
Check battery ground at engine. The body ground is a separate wire.
Check power connection at starter while your at it.
#379 of 444 Re: truck has lost power help [gonogo]
Dec 30, 2010 (11:47 am)
ok i will check out the grounds power and neg. wires i will post back what i find if you think of anything else let me know thanks for the info
#380 of 444 Re: truck has lost power help [gmc1991]
Jan 02, 2011 (10:43 am)
no dice i looked at the power wire going to the starter and it's good
looked at the ground wire and it's good
i re-re-placed the fuseable link on the soloind no dice
looked for loose wires around the engine all good
looked under the dash panel at the fuses
all are good -except i found one ( shunt fuse ) that would not light up on my tester light what does a ( shunt fuse ) do any way
#381 of 444 Re: truck has lost power help [gmc1991]
Jan 03, 2011 (8:16 am)
Looking is not good enough, need to remove clean and reinstall.
If the ground is a stud or bolt remove and clean the threads.
#382 of 444 Re: truck has lost power help [gonogo]
Jan 03, 2011 (10:06 am)
ok will do thanks i will post back tomorrow around 12:00 p.m.
#383 of 444 Re: truck has lost power help [gmc1991]
Jan 04, 2011 (10:16 am)
ok so i cleaned all pos and neg connections
did not work
i found 3 red wires on my fire wall and tugged on them and everything came back on
so now i have to bolt my starter back up and make sure i can start it will post back tomorrow with the area and wires i found
#384 of 444 Re: truck has lost power help [gmc1991]
Jan 04, 2011 (12:56 pm)
Yes, red wires would be power. Was not sure your truck had firewall wires, not too familiar with your age truck. Mines a 99.