94 Chevy 1500 4X4 w/t electrical problem -- 9 volt drop


Old 01-12-06, 06:44 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 1
Exclamation 94 Chevy 1500 4X4 w/t electrical problem -- 9 volt drop

When the key is turned to the on/run position voltage drops down to 3 volts, gauges twitch, and the you can hear the door locks click. Also the check engine light flashes alternately with the battery light. If the key is turned to start the starter clicks once.
I put a 2/10 amp battery charger on which brought the voltage to almost 15, but still had a 9 volt drop when the key was turned.
I tried a different battery,alternator, cleaned all the grounds, will be checking the connections for the starter today.
This truck needs to be sold immediately, so any help would be very much appreciated
Sponsored Links
Old 01-12-06, 07:19 AM
daswede's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 2,194
Sounds like you have a BAD short in the wiring somewhere. Starter is a good place to start.
Old 01-12-06, 08:23 AM
chevyastro4x4's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Watertown
Posts: 592

Or A Bad Batt, Make Sure The Connections Are Clean And Tight
Old 01-12-06, 08:44 AM
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 948
set up the condition you are describing and start pulling fuses. start with the door locks if possible
Old 01-12-06, 01:38 PM
Lugnut's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Kansas City, Missouri.
Posts: 1,172
9 volt drop huh. To use that much power, at the turn of the key, you would be drawing so many amps that something would want to catch on fire. With a good battery, you would be seeing smoke. Definately start by testing the battery, and be sure the battery is not installed reversed polarity.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:04 AM.