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I have a 05 Titan and yesterday I was leaving my buddy's house and stuck my key to crank my truck up. The lights went on for a split second and then the truck drops dead. I have no power at all and can't even put it in neutral to push it. I had just replaced the starter by myself and am wondering if that had anything to do with it.
 

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Maybe blew a fuse. You can put it in neutral by putting your key in the little slit by the shifter (if you have the console shifter and not column shifter) I'm by no means an expert but it is something easy and free to check. Also, I would make sure both your cables are connected securely to your battery, one may have rattled off when you tried to start your car, happened to me when installed my subs, the ground wire wasn't attached properly and rattled off. Sorry I can't give 100% diagnosis.
 

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Some help is better than no help. I have a console shifter so nothing I can do, and the terminals are brand new and perfectly fine (unless you meant something different). One of my buddy said it was a bad alternator and it had drained my battery bone dry. I doubt it cause I had just put in a new battery less than a week ago and I think if it was the altenater it would have sucked my old battery dry way before this but I'm not sure.
 

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Check the fuse next to the battery terminal, check all other fuses. Also search the forum for IPDM relay.

There is one relay in particular that goes bad and causes funny things. In some cases the whole IPDM board goes bad and needs to be replaced.

I know you got a new battery but a bad battery releases gremlins into the Titan as well. It is possible it is a battery as well.

I am just kicking out things I know of, hopefully something will help.
 

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^ It should be one of these, the fuse on the battery terminal is where I would start, then try another battery.
 

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So it isn't the altenater thats the problem? My buddy keeps on insisting it is but I'm not 100% sure
 

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I've blown the fuse once and killed 2 batteries so far and every time the results were as you described. Alternator is a possibility but I would check the fuse first as its the easiest and cheapest, battery second, then alternator.
 
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If you can jump start it, then you can check the alternator, but if one of those fuses is blown, even a jump start won't work.
 

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Or if the cables aren't making a good connection. Check both cables at the battery. The neg cable grounds to the chassis in two places so look closely at that one.
 

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Did you try jump starting it?
 

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I popped of the positive fuse and there was a metric **** ton of some gooey beige gunk filling up the sockets to the fuse I'm not sure what it is or if it caused all this problem but it looks like it could have messed it up
 

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I recall my fuse case being clean and dry, someone may have put dielectric grease in there. You should be able to look at the fuse and see if the link is burnt.
 

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Nope no fuse are burnt, I cleaned out the gunk in the sockets and my truck cranked up but it died again the next day
 
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