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Just went dead.....

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I have a 89 C1500 with a 5.7 liter. I went out to crank it this morning for it to warm up. I went inside to get my stuff togather came back out and the truck had went dead. When I went to crank it it did nothing even the lights don't work. I checked the battery and it shows voltage. If I could get some ideas it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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If your lights go out when trying to start then it usually indicates a bad battery/connections but could also be the starter and wiring. How did you test them to be good? A good test is to put a digital voltmeter across the battery and observe the voltage when trying to crank the engine. If the voltage drops below 9 to 10 volts then you probably won't have enough current to crank the engine. The clicking sound could be coming from the starter solenoid not being able to engage the starter due to low current. Check the wiring and again the grounds too.
Good job finding that.
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