2005 Avalanche White Xterra S 6MT
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: West OK
Brake & Battery Dash Lights with a Twist
So, I make my 2.5 hour drive from W. OK to the TX panhandle & stop for luch in town with a friend. My rig about 10 miles or so out of town. As I'm coming to the little town (a grain elevator, a cafe/quick top, & 5 houses) that the rig by; my gauges cut out. I thought the entire truck died. I slip it into neutral, turn the key to OFF, return to ON, everything comes back on, restart the engine, slide back into 6th, & keep on trucking the last 3 miles. I'm wonder WTF just happened & it does it again. The engine & radio were still going. Now, I have a BRAKE & BATTERY dash light on. So, alternator, battery, or connection. OK. I call a parts store that can have an alt Tuesaday morning. No biggy, I'll get it checked out in a bit. Got caught up with rigging up & it's dark. I'll wait until daylight. So, I'm having a smoke in the driver's seat with the door open, empty ignition switch, & dome lights off (skeeters & junebugs suck right now), and the dash lights/odometer flashed on for a second. Shortly after, we got a thunderstorm & soggy caliche. Gonna wait to crawl under the X until it dries a little. Has this happened to anyone else? Should I still be looking at the alternator & battery or something else?
Also, I have an oil leak from the passenger side timing cover after having my timing chain replaced. The oil is leaking onto the alt, made me think that may have caused it to go out.