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Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Huntington Beach, Ca.
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Bad Ignition switch or Stuck Relay?
Don't know if this goes in here or 4.3 tech, but here goes. My truck is a 1997 Chevy S10 Ext. Cab. LS 4.3 5-Speed 2wd. No Power windows, No Power locks, No power anything. It's like a stripper truck with carpet, nice seats, a console and A/C. So.......
When Your ignition switch went bad, did you get a clicking under the dash? I took my truck out and ran some errands, came back Did some work around the apts, and was on the way to go get my little one. I hop in the truck, go to start it and the thing just started clicking!
Put the key in and the door chime goes off, but sounds like it's the battery going down. Turn the key to "ON" and all power goes away. Try to roll start it and nothing, ( I was pushing it by myself, but in the past I've roll started it by myself.). So after about 5 min of this I get this wierd clicking under the drivers side dash. I check the fuses and their all good. I start pulling every fuse to try and trace the noise, I pulled number 13 the "RDO BATT" fuse and the clickin changes to a fast LOUD buzz. Put the good fuse back in, and it's back to a slow faint clicking. Tried to jump it with a neighbors jump box, but No Power (Even the lights in the cab turn off and no power to the dash), once the key gets to the "ON" position.
So I'm baffled. I call my girl and tell her I can't pick up the baby, and disconnect both sides of the battery so that whatever it is doesn't burn the truck down. Clicking stops, but I cant see where it was coming from. I wait two or three minutes and reconnect the battery. No clicking, the truck starts, stumbles, and idles smooth after I give it some throttle a few times. My lady calls back and I tell her to come home I will get the baby. Truck runs great, starts fine at daycare and drives home great.
Happy ending....blah , blah, blah..................BUT!
Stuck Relay? or BAD IGNITION Switch? Am I going to burn it down if this occurs again? I'm carrying a 5/16" wrench in th console now.
The once Project
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, never to be completed....................
Last edited by dawgnutz; 05-06-2008 at 12:18 PM.