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Chevrolet 2006 starts then slowly dies



It’s winter here so I went out yesterday to start my truck and the battery was dead. I put it on a trickle charger for about 7 hours, boosted it up “charger said 90%” when I took it off. I went to start my truck and it fired up immediately, my wipers turned on (to brush some snow off) and radio was playing. I turned it off then went to turn it back on it again fired right up easily then within seconds it slowly shut off. It sounded like something (a pump maybe) was still running while I had my key in  (not sure exactly what it was). Read some things about changing a spark plug ? I will try this any other ideas of how to fix this ? Please help 

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46 minutes ago, riverbanks said:

I would have the battery load tested, gotta start somewhere

I left it all night plugged in, started up this morning no problem. However I have no interior lights or any cluster lights(can’t see speed or gears or fuel) , radio is working and heat is working. What could his be ? 

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You should disconnect battery cables, ground cable first and clean them with a proper cleaning tool, then reconnect cables, positive first, then lastly connect negative cable. Take a good look at both ends of the ground cable for swelling of either end insulation covering.  If you see

swelling of the covering, cur it open and see if it is impacting the connection. You may wish to just replace it. 

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