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No Crank No Start unless I jump from solenoid?
Posted 06 September 2005 - 03:26 AM
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Posted 20 September 2005 - 09:45 AM
I went out to work it and realized I'd left most of my tools and my multi-meter in my '91 Loyale, which my son had driven back up to the ex's. So, unfortunately, I can't give you much useable data as far as voltage readings, voltage loss across the connector, resistance across the connector, etc.
But, I pulled the black fusible link again and made sure the connectors were tight and clean, plugged it back on and applied some terminal sealant. Still had the intermittant start problem.
Next I took the steering column back apart and pulled the ignition switch. As previously noted, it had the typical burned/overheated terminal on the male side of the connector to the switch. I pulled the terminals from the connectors, cleaned them and made sure the female side was good and tight. Cleaned off both sides with some alcohol and wire brush. The male side was pretty much free in the connector due to the melted plastic around it. Mixed up some JB Weld, reinserted the male terminal into the connector and pushed the JB Weld in behind it. Let it cure until hard, then put everything back together. So far, so good, has worked every time since.
Posted 20 September 2005 - 01:01 PM
Posted 23 September 2005 - 01:41 PM
I hope that one of these solutions will work. It seems so off the wall though, since all the wires on the interior look very good...I can't imagine why one random one would decide to corrode or melt...
Posted 23 September 2005 - 01:59 PM
It worked like a champ until I got ready to leave work the day after I repaired the connector and stuff. I hopped in and turned the key and nothing.... no idiot lights, no radio, nuttin'. Just the domelight. I turned the key several times and still nuttin'. I popped the hood and pulled and re-inserted the fusible links, still nuttin'. I got back in and tried the key, you guessed it, nuttin'. I whacked the steering column cover in frustration, right about where the tilt wheel control is, and BINGO, everything lit up and worked great. I've had something similar happen on my '91 and never was able to exactly pinpoint the problem.
So, then the next day, I had the original problem happen once. Since then everything has been great.
I think this weekend I'll pull the steering column covers off again and see if the connector looks like it's been hot again and do some poking around.
Posted 24 September 2005 - 05:57 PM
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Posted 16 October 2005 - 12:37 AM
I would have a test probe handy so when this problem appears again you can check things while the problem is happening. This way you won't have to guess at what is wrong.
If the dash lights don't turn on when this problem happens now then you need to check the fusible link or the ignition switch. If only the starter is having a problem then I would check the repaired bad connection again. You may have to reterminate the connection and bypass the plugs.
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