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Starting Issue, Now Won't Start

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by skkaley, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Aug 21, 2011 at 1:54 PM
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    skkaley

    skkaley [OP] Active Member

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    So yesterday I went to start my truck ('06 6-spd TRD OR DC), seemed fine, but just after the gauges got to their normal position they all went back to zero for a second, then returned to normal. Didn't have any problems driving a short distance, but when I shut it off and tried to lock it nothing happened. When I tried to start it again it was completely dead...no lights, no stereo, and wouldn't start. I pulled the battery cables for a few seconds, put them back on, then it started and ran fine. Today I went to start it, same issue, then the lights and gauges kept dimming, the stereo was all messed up, and the idle was all over the place. I shut it off and tried to restart it and nothing, completely dead again.

    I'm assuming it's a computer issue, but I'm not positive. Any ideas?
     
  2. Aug 21, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    linkfeeney

    linkfeeney Well-Known Member

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    when you first said about the the gauges went back to zero, i thought it will be instrumental cluster, but the you change about the truck turning back on when you re-plug everything, it can be your alternator or maybe the battery is going? dont sound like a computer issue... is the battery came from the factory?
     
  3. Aug 21, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    G scott04

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    Yeah I don't think it sounds like a computer issue.. but maybe
    some of the stuff you described sounds like a dying battery or loose cables..

    I would trouble shoot with some of that stuff, first replace the battery if its old or get it tested, replace cables, replace alternator do it one at a time process of
    elimination because I could imagine a computer problem would be the most expensive to fix?

    :notsure:
     
  4. Aug 21, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    skkaley

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    Thanks guys...the battery and positive cable end were replaced a few months ago because of corrosion issues. Perhaps the whole cable is bad.
     
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