95 GMC Sierra no start
Hey guys. I'm new to this forum so hopefully I can find some help with my problem. I have a 95 GMC Sierra K1500 SLE. It has a 350 with a 5spd. About 4 weeks ago I spun a rod bearing and of course with my luck I messed everything up. With the old engine having close to 300,000 miles on it and the countless years of neglect from the previous owner I decided it was time for a new engine. Pulled the old motor and put the new one in. The new engine was the same style engine but came from a van as I was told. I swapped over all the sensors, electrical and whatever else needed to be swapped to fit my truck. It has been a lengthly process as I am doing this at work. I have one day a week from 8 to 5 to work on it and I can work on it in between jobs but whatever. Today was judgement day. Nothing happened. Figured it was a crap battery. The battery tested fine. The starter was just clicking but I finally got it to engage but it only turned the engine over at what seemed to be 1 rpm. Took the starter back out and bench tested it. Didn't engage fully. Got a new one and its doing the same thing. Checked all my grounds. They are all fine. Checked power to and thats all good as well. Here comes the part that is throwing me off. The front lights are working fine. I have no brake lights, tail lights, or tag lights. I turn the key to the on position and the dash lights flicker along with the gauges. As soon as I turn the light switch on everything smoothes out. Another weird thing I found out is every time I step on the brake pedal with the key off it seems like the key is on. The dash lights up, the gauges go through there check, the door chime kicks on, and my tail and tag lights come on but still no brake lights. I work at Goodyear so of course we don't have the proper tools to help with my problem and my meter is broken. All I can think of is I have some wires crossed, a bad ground, or I connected something wrong but I checked all of that(along with my co-workers) and everything seems fine. Any ideas? Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.