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Offline 80TArebuild

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Starting Issue
« on: May 23, 2011, 08:53:21 AM »
Alright well I got the car shined up and ready to head to a show this weekend and an old foe came back to bite me in the butt.  Ever since I've had my T/A I've had hot start issues unrelated to timing, it seems to be a bad ground or something drawing amps from the starter due to an extremely hot ground wire on the battery.  The primary issue however is when I go to crank the car the gauges go dead and the check engine light comes on with no power making it to the solenoid.  There is no clicking, no trying to start at all, just killed gauges and a check engine light.  I did some searching and re-wired the solenoid which seemed to work for the time being, but I wanted to know what you guys thought about it or if anyone else has had this happen.  The wiring on this car is somewhat of a wreck with splices and such so that could be some of the issue.  Any suggestions?
Lucas & Summer
1980 T/A - Pontiac 400, Turbo 400 trans.
1997 Dodge Dakota
2007 Ford Fusion

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Re: Starting Issue
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2011, 09:36:30 AM »
I replaced my starter but my problem was a slow crank when the car was hot.  A very slow crank.  The new starter solved the problem.  But your problem may be different.

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Re: Starting Issue
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2011, 12:17:22 PM »
Once again I have to apologize for not searching the forum good enough before I post.  I found a post that mirrored what is happening to me and concluded that I need to check my battery out and probably upgrade my starter wire and the wire going to my alternator.  Thanks, 78 and all who took a look.
Lucas & Summer
1980 T/A - Pontiac 400, Turbo 400 trans.
1997 Dodge Dakota
2007 Ford Fusion