Truck died while driving on the interstate

Asked by Mar 22, 2015 at 09:11 PM about the 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Ext Cab Short Bed 2WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

On the interstate going to work my
truck died on me. It would turn over
for a second and die. After a few
attempts and having the lights on it
eventually stopped turning over and
just clicked. So my battery drained
within a few minutes. So at this point
I thought it was the alternator. After a
tow and a charge it would only start
for a couple seconds and die so I
couldn't test the alternator by pulling
of the neg terminal so I guess that
could rule that out. What could it be?

1 Answer

12,040

still think it is your alternator, and your battery is probably bad too. charge your battery fully and try to start. if the truck starts, put a meter on the battery set on volts dc. you should have 14+ volts. also, with the battery fully charged have it load tested.

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