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1993 Loyale won't start. help, please!
Posted 26 January 2006 - 07:50 PM
i've had this car for a year and the ignition has been a little funny the whole time. when i would turn the key to start the engine, there would be a delay of a few seconds before the starter would turn the engine. then the engine would start up fine.
lately, the delays have been getting longer and now the engine won't turn at all. i turn the key and there's a clicking noise and a slight humming but no turn of the engine.
i'm pretty sure my battery is good. i'm thinking of trying to replace the starter motor. any other ideas that i should check first? anything i might wanna check if replacing the starter doesn't work?
thanks alot for any help.
Posted 26 January 2006 - 07:57 PM
Posted 26 January 2006 - 07:59 PM
Hey, sometimes you get off with a cheap and easy repair.
Posted 26 January 2006 - 08:28 PM
like stated above check your terminals for buildup, that will slow the flow of electricity. if you havent replaced the battery in the year that you've had it, chances are good its on its way out.
Posted 26 January 2006 - 09:54 PM
Posted 26 January 2006 - 10:06 PM
if cleaning all battery connections do not solve the problem then
the starter solenoid contacts get somewhat worn
the ignition switch starter contacts can't pass enough current to pull them tight enough
to cause cranking
so you can
R&R the starter solenoid contacts
take the EZ way out like a lots of us have done and add a starter relay
the wiring is shown below, I have had to do this to about 5 L-series I have owned
Hope this helps
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