2000 will not crank
Well here is my problem.... My truck was running fine yesterday and today it will not start. First the syptoms, I insert the key and everything is normal. The radio works, the dome light works, the headlights work, everyting is fine. I turn the ignition to start and all my guages and lights function normally. Then I turn the key to start the truck and the starter gear engages and then everyting goes dark. Nothing. So I turn the key back to the off position and leave it in the ignition. The key reminder bell sounds four times and stops. Then a relay under the glove box makes a noise and then my reminder bell makes four sounds again and then the relay makes another sound. This process continues until I go out and move the negative cable on the battery. Second I will tell you what I have done so far. I have cleaned the battery terminals and connectors. I have put a charger on the battery but after 1 min it drops to only 5 amps. I measusered the resistance on the negative cable while moving it and it stays constant 0.4 ohms. I topped off the distilled water in my battery. I have tried starting the truck with the battery charger and still the same outcome. Does anyone have a clue as to what it could be? Does anyone have a clue as to what the relay under the glovebox would be? I do not have a chiltons manual but I guess I will be getting one soon.
Well I think I figured it out. I took the negative side of my jumper cable and attached it to the negative side of the battery. Then I attached the other end to the post sticking out on the block. I started fine. I'm going to go buy a new cable.