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Offline zachh

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78TA NO START_ ELECTRICAL
« on: May 04, 2007, 09:20:22 PM »
Ok, this morning I went out to my car, turned the key, the starter turned the engine over about once, then it died.  Everything went out, nothing was on or moved.  I got home from work and school and looked into it.  My alternator is ok, my battery needs to be charged about a volt, but its ok.  I cant find any shorts, although I will look everyhting over again Sunday.  I checked the starter, Im going to test its solinoid tamarro at work.  Im out of guesses, I figure whenever I get a chance, to check for draws.  I did buy a new ignition switch(electronic one).  Im hoping someone here can help me out.  Its started right up on the first try with no problems till taday.  Any advice would be great!
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Re: 78TA NO START_ ELECTRICAL
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2007, 09:21:42 PM »
I also checked the distributer wires and coil wire( to the distributor) and everything there seemed OK.
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Re: 78TA NO START_ ELECTRICAL
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2007, 10:56:34 PM »
I'm assuming that you tightened up the (+) and (-) connections to the battery...the battery "low" thing might suggest that there was a high resistance someplace between the batt and the alternator.  If there's a connection that's even a bit loose corrosion can form, giving exactly the symptoms you describe.

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Re: 78TA NO START_ ELECTRICAL
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007, 11:59:31 PM »
Do you mean everything went out all power to lights and all? Check the grounds,  Are they all there and if so are they in good condition.

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Re: 78TA NO START_ ELECTRICAL
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2007, 12:48:14 AM »
starter solenoid ?
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Re: 78TA NO START_ ELECTRICAL
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2007, 08:35:18 PM »
Starter was tested, its good, all grounds are good.  Im going to replace the ignition switch.  Where is it?  All my connections are good.... I hope its the ignition switch, or im out of ideas!
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Re: 78TA NO START_ ELECTRICAL
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2007, 09:50:23 PM »
ignition switch is towards the bottom of the steering column...
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Re: 78TA NO START_ ELECTRICAL
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2007, 08:33:17 AM »
You may have a cell short in the battery and when you put it under load it kills itself.  Had a brand new delco freedom battery do that to me once.  If your batter is only putting out 1 volt I would lean to that issue and if you are still lossing voltage in the battery over time, then you have short somewhere.
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Re: 78TA NO START_ ELECTRICAL
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2007, 07:37:24 PM »
When you check your connections at the battery, make sure you check more than just how tight they are. Check for bad corrosion. It's also possible it's a bad cable to clamp connection. Do you have cables with the clamps (or side post connoecors) pre-made onto them? Or separate connectors attached to the cable ends? I've also seen one battery that had a bad connection to it's own post (internally).
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