New member and first post,
I own a stock black 99 xtended cab prerunner, I have had problems with my ignition in the past. The key would get stuck in the cylinder and not turn, after jiggling, lube and cussing it would turn and I'd drive off, until today. Truck loaded ready for a dump run, the samething happened but I couldn't get past the acc or auxiliary, I tried what I did in the past nothing worked, called AAA and they sent me a locksmith.
While waiting, I disconnected the ground wire to battery, and disconnected the two wire connections to the ignition. Pushed the cyclinder release and pulled out the cylinder. The lock smith fixed the cyclinder and made a new key, after reinserting the cyclinder and attaching both wire connections and connecting my ground wire. I started my truck, it sputtered for a second, and started reving at a low idle, I turned on my lights, and the engine choked and it lowered the rpms like it was going to die, then boom everything shut down.
Thinking my battery was low, I got a jump waited for it to charge, the same thing happened any lights or electrical I turn on zapped so much power it lowered the rpms. I had a hard time putting it in drive and moving 10 feet to the drive way, long story short, tested the battery and output was low, got that replace. Took out the altenator tested that and it passed. Now I'm stuck.
Other things gone weird with electrical: when hazards are on there is a buzzing sound coming from behind the dash to the left of the steering column and everything flashed! Door lights, my low oil light turns on, I've even had the key light turn on and flash!
If anyone has an idea let me know
Thanks for reading.