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brat wont start.engine electrical gurus please reply
Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:27 PM
Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:28 PM
so. my 82 brat wont start. for a while it was having trouble in the cold and now just wont start. doesnt even try to turn over. starter makes clicking noise when key in on position; all other electronics work. no voltage going to starter from ignition. any suggestions? im not an electrically competent dude.
Try jumping it! Sometimes there is enough voltage to run electronics in the vehicle but not enough to turn the motor over. So I would start there especially since you said it was cols out!
Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:35 PM
Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:43 PM
Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:26 PM
Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:38 PM
On my 83 GL the wire from the ignition switch to the starter failed somewhere in the harness and I had to run a new one. The symptoms were similar to yours (click only on a cold morning). Also check the 10 gauge short wire from the positive battery cable to the fusible link box on the fender well. There can be a dirty or corroded connection at either end of the short power wire causing the same symptoms.
Lastly the starter motor/solonoid contains 2 "L" shaped contacts that wear out from arcing over time. Improved larger contact area copper replacements are available to cure the click no start conditions caused by the old worn out ones. These are only a couple of dollars and are very easy to install yourself. Look for the wire connections on the starter motor under the small rubber boots. The contacts are inside the end cap.
These tips are all assuming a good fully charged battery with clean cable connections is installed.
Edited by XT6 Magic, 08 December 2008 - 04:43 PM.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 06:20 PM
Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:44 PM
thanks for all the advice. tommorow I will attempt to jump direct to the starter, and see if the starter is the issue. i dont think its clicking any louder than it used to...only difference is now instead of turning the engine, it just clicks. it could very well be a bad connection somewhere, as previous to no start, on cold mornings it would take a couple of key-turns with no turn over to get her started, but once warm, started right up. ill start to fuss with it some more tommorow and see if one of your awesome suggestions is the issue. hopefully.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:54 PM
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