Okay guys...I am back here with a question. Right now, my truck is having some electrical issues. I went to start it, and it cranked over once or twice, then just went dead. It was acting like it had a dead battery. So, the first thing i did was test the voltage. 13.4 volts or something like that. More than enough, right? So i heard the starter relay clicking. Replaced that, still the same problem. So, i put a different battery in it, one that i know for a fact to be good. Same issue.
Now, i notice some things happening to electronics inside the cab:
When i turn the key, to the on position, the radio takes a long time to come on, and sometimes it doesn't come on at all
The dome light doesn't always turn on, but will turn on when you flip the switch
The message center in the instrument cluster turns on the backlight, but remains blank
The gauges in the instrument cluster do a twitchy thingy
Sometimes the key in ignition dinger comes on, usually not
The blowers sometimes turn on, if the knob is on
Sometimes when i turn the key to start it, It clicks rapidly, sometimes it is a very slow click, sometimes it doesnt click at all. The click always comes from the starter relay.
Sometimes all of this happens, sometimes it just acts like it is completely dead.
Now for the weird:
I assumed that it could be the starter crapping out on me, but since it was acting like it had a dead battery, i put a jumper pack on it, and it cranked right over. as soon as i removed the jumper pack, it went back to acting like a dead battery. This is with a new battery that i know for a fact cranks over a vehicle much larger than this one.
Does anybody have any clue as to what would be going on here? i am stumped, and i am going to be getting my license soon, and would like to have my truck driveable
Just a side note: i have heard that the Anti theft system could be the culprit (something to do with not recognizing coded keys or something) But the solution to that is to drive it to a dealer...someone didn't think that all the way through
This truck has given me nothing but grief. Now i understand why not many people rebuild titles for cars that have been wrecked, and why cars that have been wrecked are better off being left in the junkyard.
Thank you to anyone that helps!