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Went to start her up yesterday

Went to start her up yesterday and got nothing. The brake failure light and all the normal lights came on (a little dim), but the starter never moved. I though the batery might be dead, so I tried to jump it with the truck. Once connected, I turned the key, and the lights were back to normal (Bright), and the starter engaged (sounded normal), but the engine would not start. After about 4-5 tries with no luck I stopped. I tested the battery at AutoZone today and it checked out OK. Any ideas where to start looking?
 
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Hi Jeremy,

the battery was


Hi Jeremy,

the battery was either low or had poor connections (sounds low).

On the starting issue. Check the Fuel Pump fuse first and the relays. Are the relays clicking while cranking? To check FP operation you can pull the blue plug (FP safety circuit plug) on the Fuel Distrib., then just turn the key to on position and listen to the pump run or not. Spark would be the next test.

Regards, JRV
 
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No clicking while cranking. I

No clicking while cranking. I did smell gas after the 4-5th turn so it seems the FP is working. I did notice when removing the batt that the clamps were not very tight. But, I wanted to test the batt anyway. I was leaning toward a lack of spark since the jump didn't work. I'll double check for FP opperation tonight.
 
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Jeremy,

if you smell gas th


Jeremy,

if you smell gas the FP must be working...do you think maybe the alarm has killed the spark for some reason?

Regards, JRV
 
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I put the battery back in maki

I put the battery back in making sure the clamps were tight and she fired right up. I have a sneaky suspicion that it was the alarm kill switch. Still trying to figure that thing out. Thank you for the help.
 
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