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Old 01-21-2014, 05:29 PM
gcextreme gcextreme is offline
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Default Starting issues...

Well last nite was the first nite i havent plugged my truck block heater/battery blankey in for a while...and temps got -20...
This morning it wouldnt start....it turned over but wouldnt fire up..i tried several times and it must have drained the battery..
I put my charger on it and rode my atv to work.
Came home and the red light on the charger was now green....still wouldnt start.
Grabbed my jumper booster pack that i also had charging and put it on the battery.
Got it started....finally.
At first it didnt want to start...i had to pump the gas...and the engine shook hard and then fired up...i let it idle for a bit...idled fine and smoothly..

I have noticed lately that when i let off the gas sometimes my headlights and instruments go dim..also does it when my rear wheels slip a bit on ice...wtf...
My alternator is new..i put in a brand new one last October...im not running any amps or subs or anything....so im not sure whats going on.
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:14 PM
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Does it still do the same after you turned it off? Like restarting it.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:18 PM
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Nope...starts just fine...it only had the shake the first time...
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:22 PM
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My honda did the same thing a few weeks ago...don't worry about it especially because it wasn't plugged in...don't worry about it..if it happens when the truck is plugged in then worry about it
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:31 PM
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Ok what about my power issue..with the lights dimming when i let off the gas or the rear wheels slipping on ice....?
First thing i think of is the alternator...but that is fairly new..replaced it a while ago.
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