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Old 01-07-2018, 08:38 PM   #1
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1988 chevrolet R30

Scenario; i started my truck, put it in gear and immediately died. after trying to diagnose the problem i found that there was no gas, and my headlights didn't work. the motor cranks, and i have spark. I thought it could be the neutral safety switch, so i replaced it, but it didn't work. anyone have some insight?
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Old 01-08-2018, 10:50 AM   #2
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Re: 1988 chevrolet R30

Myself, I would start tracing out wiring for the headlights. They don't depend on the ignition.
Sounds like some major power link has let loose.
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Old 01-09-2018, 04:03 PM   #3
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Re: 1988 chevrolet R30

fuse? for fuel? also for headlights?

( neutral safety switch).... if properly adjusted, the reverse lights should come on, shifted to reverse. ( one "click" makes a big difference)
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Old 01-15-2018, 12:08 AM   #4
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Re: 1988 chevrolet R30

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Scenario; i started my truck, put it in gear and immediately died. after trying to diagnose the problem i found that there was no gas, and my headlights didn't work. the motor cranks, and i have spark. I thought it could be the neutral safety switch, so i replaced it, but it didn't work. anyone have some insight?
does the truck start and idle when in neutral?
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Old 01-15-2018, 11:14 AM   #5
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Re: 1988 chevrolet R30

Might want to post this in the squarebody section 73-87 too. They might have the answer over there. 1988 R30 is a squarebody not a gmt400.
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