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Posted 11 October 2003 - 05:11 PM
My gut instinct is failing starter. Any other thoughts? Thanks!
Posted 11 October 2003 - 05:30 PM
After checking ALL battery cable connections and their terminals.
Usually it's the contacts in the ignition switch not passing enough current to close the starter solenoid.
You can check this by putting a test light on the small spade terminal on top of the starter - turn key to start if light lights dimly - thats the problem
I could be a problem in the neutral start circuit but it's rare. The test light will not light at all if this is the case.
Two simple fixes involve a relay controlled by the ignition switch or the "never fail" button - I have used both
Posted 12 October 2003 - 12:23 PM
Called the wife back and told her to pop the hood and check for corrosion. Sure enough, the positive post and clamp was gunked up (surprising, since I cleaned it about 3 months ago). Anyway, I talked her through the process of removing the cables and cleaning the posts and clamps. That apparently did the trick.
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