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Old 03-08-2005
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Help! Help! Engine won't turn over!

I am so angry right now. I'll try & stay calm to the best of my ability.

I installed a Superchip last night. Truck ran fine, didn't push it & didn't notice anything wrong. Got to my gf's around 10pm.
This morning I'm leaving my gf's at around 4am and my truck took an extra second to start before it kicked over. Drove 2 miles home.
Left my house at 8:30 for work and the truck wouldn't turn over. Tried twice and the third time it turned over. Drove for about 1/2 hour to Dunkin Donuts, truck started fine. Drove 15 mins to work.
Went out at 11:30 and now the truck won't turn over at all. The battery light comes on while its starting, and it almost sounds like the battery is dead, but the interior lights and the radio work fine, so the battery is not completely dead, right? I'm going to try and take the Superchip out before I leave today,and if that doesn't work I'm gonna get a jmp from a buddy but I wanted to get your opinions before I do (Its kind of a pain in the butt to undo the 3 bolts, untape and pop out the chip, and replace the 3 bolts or get a jump while its currently snowing fairly heavily/windy/cold.)
I called the Superchip rep and he said he's been installing chips for 8 years now and never heard of the chip drainging the battery. He said the chip doesn't even effect the charging system.

Any ideas?
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Old 03-08-2005
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Sounds like the same thing that happened with my battery bro..My stocker was doing fine all day helping someone move then I had to go to class and went to the truck and wouldn't start at all! So I got it jumped and went over to the shop and turned the truck off and tried to turn it back on and it was just dead! So I have been running on just my battery for a while not knowing it! So I got the Red Optima Battery with 720Amps and truck is perfectly fine! I don't know what happened to the battery, but it just got murdered..Prolly b/c of all the stuff I have on the truck..So if you get it jumped get somewhere where you could possibly get a new battery and turn it off and turn the truck back on within a few and see if it is the battery
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Actually, (I did forget to mention it) but the battery is only about 8 mos. old, I had it replaced right before (we're talking 1/2 hour) I had my alternator replaced. So I can't believe it would be the battery already. Least wise, I hope not. I do have a good number of accessories, including 2 amps, the remote start/power locks/power windows. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
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It kinda sounds like you have an Accessory that is still on... is your glove box light on? did you leace somthing in the 12V ports? The reason that I say that is because if you leave your truck for a few minutes (like runnig into a store) the Accessory wont affect the battery that much...but it sounds like leaving it for a few hours seems to run it dead...


anyone agree?
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Possible bad Starter???

Last edited by GrafixGuy; 03-08-2005 at 02:49 PM. Reason: not enough explaining
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Check the connections from the superchip.. Might not be a good connection there..

Was it a flasher, or a superchip you stick in the firewall?
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Check the connections from the superchip.. Might not be a good connection there..
Agreed, my buddies Lightning did this. Then we relized that he didn't get a good contact on the chip and it was playing hell with the computer, he got a good contact the baby purrrred.
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tractionbound??? what happend to fomocoedge?
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