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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-06-2009, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question weird electrical problem

ok this is what i was doing when it happened. i was playing in a mud hole. the front tires went in and i floored it and right as soon as the back dropped into the hole i lost all power my engine died and battery was dead or so i thought at the time. i changed the battery and then everything worked again. later that night i got home and put the battery in my other truck and it started just fine like this never happened and so i put it back in my truck and everything is ok now. does anyone have any idea what would have caused that???? if so feel free to throw up ideas or suggestions. and if someone has heard of this and knows what happened how would i prevent it from doing this again. the alternator is new and is clean and the battery can not move so i dont know. thanks very much.
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What is the year and model of the truck? Later models use circuit breakers in the electrical system, and a mud bath may have tripped the main breaker, or even something unrelated to the drop in the mud may have tripped it. It may also have been someting as simple as a loose cable clamp which you fixed when you changed the battery by tightening it down. A look at the cable connections elsewhere (like on the solenoid switch) might locate the problem as well.
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