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Starter won't engage with swich
Posted 15 October 2003 - 09:13 PM
Posted 15 October 2003 - 10:45 PM
Posted 15 October 2003 - 11:15 PM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 01:00 AM
here's a thought.... more of a hey this is what i did and now its fine.
the wagon was a auto tranny (now its a stick) did the starter interupt wires to a manual SPST switch and there is a couple of wires that i jumpered from there and out to the starter with a new relay to the starter's single rear wire( that 14 gauge? one) well haven't had a problem since. esentially ran a new relay to the starters solinoid.
make sense? I hope so because now I'm feeling cornfuzzled.
Posted 16 October 2003 - 01:23 AM
Thats how I did mine and it works great.. besides.. butt connectors are cheap!.
Note.. before you cut anything, wiggle your shifter while trying to start the car.. maybe try putting it in neutral before starting.
Posted 16 October 2003 - 01:27 AM
Posted 16 October 2003 - 09:39 AM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 07:58 AM
Posted 17 October 2003 - 08:18 AM
the + post on the battery was glazing also.. not sure why it was doin that but that was my culprit..
Posted 17 October 2003 - 02:33 PM
The long version of the story includes suspecting the battery, changing the starter, and scratching my head a bit.
Posted 21 October 2003 - 12:42 AM
was able to then repeatedly start the turbo brat... then...
pulled out the stereo console to check out the wiring there, as it keeps cutting out. pulled the shifter back to make it easy to pull out....
while sitting there, decided to try and start again. no dice. so I pop out and kit the button under the hood. starts fine, then starts moving forward I tried to hold it back, and could actually hold it in place, but if I moved a little, it would creep on me... finally made a dash around the door while it smashed a stand w/parts on it against the rear garage wall and stops there. I backed it up once I got in it... maybe sustained a bent stand, but I never liked it anyway....
earlier I tried a different ignition switch, and same thing. looks like mine is the neutral safety switch as well...
gotta get this thing all ready for Winter. don't want to have to pop the hood to start it all the time!!!
Posted 24 October 2003 - 01:17 AM
Posted 24 October 2003 - 01:47 AM
I fixed my no-start on the turbo brat tonight. the switch is under the shifter cover. I removed the switch assembly, and cleaned it a bit, but then I remembered I had another assembly from a turbo brat with only 96k on it, so I pulled it out. contacts looked like new. installed it, and it still didn't work. there is some play in the switch assembly mount holes, so I slid the assembly up as high as it would go on both bolts, tightened it up, and now it works great! no more having to pop the hood
Posted 24 October 2003 - 06:20 PM
Does that make sense?
I'd cut the two wires that allow juice to flow from the hot wire thru to the starter (in either P or N) and then cut that wire and splice in some equally heavy guage wires and there is your manual "Starter interupt switch" .
if you want I can go look to see the color of those wires and reprt back. either tonight or tomorrow.
Posted 24 October 2003 - 09:37 PM
Posted 25 October 2003 - 12:24 PM
Atten Mcbrat: Still working on the Turbo Brat. Its going to be a project. Very rusty. I'm currently dissassembling the Turbo brat, very slowly, so I won't miss any detailes. I purchased a black 1984 Subaru, and have spoken with the state smog referee. I've been told its OK to ulilize all the turbo parts onto the CA brat, and all modifications will be excepted, as long as it was a dealer option for the year. Both are 84's so I shouldn't have a problem. Will probably need the boards assistace in the near future for turbo connection. I've also just located a Japanese E-81T, and there going to let me have it for $550. Its going to be a difficult task, but I'm willing to do the trasplant , for the joy of driving a very neat toy. Will keep you informed as to the status. Just started tearing into the rusty brat 2 wks ago, so I'm kind of behind schedual. Did have a question for you tho' Mcbrat. I noticed the graphics on the side of the regular brats for sale, but no one has said anything about the Turbo Graphics. The Graphics appear to be intact on this model. How does one go about reproducing the graphics? Or is anyone out there offering them. Attached is a picture of the intact graphics on side, for turbo.
Hugo/ So. CA
Posted 26 October 2003 - 02:42 AM
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