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I have had spans of up to 3-4 months with it never happening then stretches where it happens every 2nd day. If any one ever figures it out I will surely post it on this forum.
I feel your pain.
Just had to vent on this subject.....gezzzzzzzz... :mad:
Still pulling over.
Is this normal for this truck? I have driven 18 and 10 wheelers which you can turn the wheel with 1 finger but if this truck is sitting still I can't turn it with both hands.
Keep on truckin.........
They did change the instrument cluster under a recall (because the gauges where going crazy). Unfortunately, now I have an extra 400hrs on the hourmeter and the tripmeter and other functions do not work on the information station. I questioned the service manager as to why the hourmeter is up 400hrs, he told me that they got the hourmeter directly from the computer. I guess that means that someone rolled back the hourmeter on the instrument panel. But the computer retained the proper number?? My transmission gauge stays very low. On the highway it the stays at the lowest temp. Is this normal?
Back to the shop.
1. Ignition switch-what all are you hanging on the key ring?
2. Intermitten ground fault
-I only have the key in the ignition and nothing else.
-Intermittent ground fault; could be of course; the word "intermittent" is a nightmare for all concerned.
Because the truck has only shutdown during city driving I wonder if the alternator could be the intermittent problem. I'm not familiar with the inner workings of the alternator but could it be that it "intermittently" doesn't charge the system enough to keep it running? My understanding is that if it's not putting out at least 10 volts then the electrical system will shutdown. What sucks is that I've had the local dealer document that this has been an ongoing issue since new (only happens once or twice a year) but the warranty has just expired and I don't think give a doo-daa anymore. Our temps here can get to -30F and I would hate to be stranded out of town.
Anyway the problem isn't with the starter it sounds like the starter turns the engine over but since the thing shut down it won't start. It still could be a bad ground with some component because everything electrical has to have a connect to a ground source. This is usually done by one or more of the mounting screws and/or bolts.
I'm not saying it's not a bad ground just that there isn't any wiring to check out for the ground.
I thought that most vehicles have that particular wire, and that it/posts can get corroded and cause an unintended voltage drop.
Maybe my recollection is way off even for my particular GM V8 which had a problem with that wire: I suppose it could have been the hot wire from battery and not a ground wire.
(I do recall being particularly careful when using a jumper cable
to parallel that wire, as required sometimes for that car - it looked a bit like I was "hotwiring"/stealing.)