'75 Chevy K10 Completely Dead
Hi, Scotty. I have a 1975 Chevy K10 that I'm having trouble with. For a couple years I've had trouble with the starter sometimes grinding when I try to start the truck. It was more of an occasional thing, but as I continued to drive it like that it got worse. I know I should've replaced the starter a long time ago but it really was just a spare vehicle I didn't drive very much. Anyways, one day as I tried to start it the starter kept grinding as the motor was cranking. This should've been my sign to stop but I needed to get somewhere and tried over and over until it cranked up. Finally it started and I drove it to the gas station to get gas on the way. After getting gas I came back to the truck to start it and head on my way. I turned the key and nothing happened. No lights, radio, sounds, anything. It was dead as a doornail. Thinking it was the battery I had a couple people try to jump me. That didn't work. I still had no power to anything. I took the battery to an auto parts store to be tested and they said the battery was fully charged. So I eliminated that as a potential problem. Just out of curiosity we tried another battery we knew worked and that didn't help. Now I'm puzzled as to why I don't have power to anything in the truck even with a fully charged battery. We even checked the fusible link and the fuse in there looked fine. The metal strip was still intact. Any ideas?