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#1 Vegablade

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 12:02 AM

I have a 90 Loyale and its doesn't like to start, i thought it was the battery so i used another one and charged it. i also got a new positive terminal. so i just finished charging the battery and i go to start it up. everything comes on normally, the heater fan, lights and that stuff but the gauge only says about 8-10 volts and when i try and turn it over it doesn't turn over it just clicks. i can jump start it or push start it but other wise nothing. oh also my reverse light stay on now, could that have anyting to do with it.

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 12:30 AM

Are you sure the other battery is ok? It sounds like it is bad. If the battery really is ok then you need to look for a bad battery ground connection or the small wire on the positive side of the battery may have a bad connection. Also check the fusible links for a bad connection along with the alternator main output lead.

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 01:17 AM

Is the click coming from the starter motor ? I have a couple here that just click but no kick.

#4 Cougar

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 01:29 PM

A real common problem with the starter motors is dirty solenoid contacts. These contacts can be replaced for under $10 dollars if you do the work yourself usually.

#5 Vegablade

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:04 AM

The battery is fine, i think your right, a friend told me i need a new cylinoid so i will go to the junk yard and take a whole starter off. he said that since it takes a lot of volts to start it its probably starting to wear out.




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