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Jul 12, 2009, 10:44 AM

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I have a 1998 chevrolet pick-up k1500 with 150k miles it has a 5.7 LT. engine automatic transmission the problem that I have is an intermittent electrical problem, I loose all electrical power, to the point that the radio clock is at 12:00. The warning alarm that I left the keys in ignition is barley audible. This has happened while driving and have been able to restart, and other times it happens when I try to start and nothing, then later it will start. I am perplexed with this situation.


Hammer Time
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Jul 12, 2009, 11:25 AM

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Re: Electrical Trouble Sign In

The clock has a "keep alive" memory so in order for that to happen, you have to lose all power to the body of the truck so your looking for a battery cable or other main power feed to a junction block or power distribution box. Check all the cable connections, even remove the cables from the battery and wire brush them.



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Jul 12, 2009, 12:31 PM

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Can anyone tell me the usual signs of the engine control computer failure, or trouble one may cause when going bad. I just want to make sure that this is not the trouble. I was advised by a local auto parts salesperson that that may be my problem. however, I have no idea of how to troubleshoot one, or what are the signs of trouble from one.


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Jul 12, 2009, 12:35 PM

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I just told you what to look for. Your computer has nothing to do with your clock.



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Jul 12, 2009, 12:59 PM

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Re: Electrical Trouble Sign In

checked the batt connections, this has happened while driving. After the truck is running does not electrical power come from altanater??? maybe I was not complety clear. This last time this happened I had been driving the truck, stopprd and shut off truck and was listening to radio for about an half hour, when I went to start truck nothing. the radio was on till I turned the key to start then dead everything, ten to fifteen mins. later CD player began to make noise even with key turned off, and when I tried to start truck it started. does this change anything. Like I said I have pulled batt cables from batt and cleaned, and also cable to fuse box, removed and wire brushed and tightened firmly.


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Jul 12, 2009, 1:06 PM

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If your clock reset, that means it got isolated from it's power source somehow. That has to happen at a power distribution point somewhere.



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