Last post on Aug 14, 2013 at 9:55 PM
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#310 of 319 Re: 94 Sonoma not starting - no power to dash or ignition [dkuest]
Feb 07, 2013 (9:43 pm)
i have found that the battery terminal on the positive side tends to be a small, cause a bad connection from the battery to the cable itself, check to see if either terminal may be loose or you have too small of a terminal
#311 of 319 Re: 94 Sonoma not starting - no power to dash or ignition [foggys10]
Feb 08, 2013 (9:03 am)
Ok, I'll check that out.
Thanks for the reply!
#312 of 319 Re: 94 Sonoma not starting - no power to dash or ignition [foggys10]
Feb 10, 2013 (1:21 pm)
So the side mounted battery connection had seemed tight, but upon removing it I found some rust and corrosion hidden underneath and it was not as tight as it felt by hand. I cleaned it up and tightened it good and it worked.
Thank you so much for your help!
#313 of 319 Re: 94 Sonoma not starting - no power to dash or ignition [dkuest]
Feb 10, 2013 (8:48 pm)
Awesome, glad my previous exprience helped you solve your problem! So after you did all that, have you had ANY problems with the electrical system or problems starting?
#314 of 319 Re: 94 Sonoma not starting - no power to dash or ignition [foggys10]
Feb 12, 2013 (1:19 pm)
Not really, except when I put it back together I guess I didn't adjust the brights switch correctly because they were stuck on. I didn't realize it till the next night and so couldn't drive it. So the next day I took it back apart just far enough to reach in and push the switch and turn them off. I still need to get in there far enough to reach the screws to adjust the position of the switch. Unfortunately that means lowering the steering column again. Kind of inconvenient but not difficult.
#315 of 319 Re: 2002 S10 ZR5 not starting-electrical issue [khagan2023]
Jun 17, 2013 (3:34 pm)
I was wondering if u got your truck fixed and running. I am having the same issue, will only start with another vehicle or a boost battery charger. new battery, new fuel pump 1 1/2 years ago. any help appreciated. thanks
#316 of 319 Re: 2002 S10 ZR5 not starting-electrical issue [puzulled]
Jun 17, 2013 (4:59 pm)
Are your terminal leads all good and tight? the cables themselves are not damaged or corroded? I know recently I had an issue where my truck wouldn't start, turned out had a bad cable with a cut in it, and it had corroded around the cut, the wonderous joys of living near the beach xD
Jul 21, 2013 (9:32 pm)
My 1993 sonoma 4.3 has been idling rough. The service engine soon light comes on only when idling, goes off 10-20 seconds after putting it in drive. Recently sometimes it won't start,engine turns over but won't start. If you wait a few minutes and try again it starts just fine. What do I check first. I don't know a lot about diagnosing problems but if I'm told what to check I can usually figure it out.
#318 of 319 Re: 1993 gmc sonoma [andrew11369]
Jul 22, 2013 (6:06 am)
I had a 92 4.3 that had a similar problem. It was sucking air due to a worn gasket under the fuel injector body. It would make a whistling sound. That was an easy fix and not too expensive .
#319 of 319 1985 sierra 15 v6
Aug 14, 2013 (9:55 pm)
having carb problems could gasket insulator cause it to backfire and spit and sputter and vqit running not adjustments only idle and its not throttle body