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Re: Mystery no start


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233689 posted 11/22/16 06:34 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting iceman69510:

OK, the continued saga. Yesterday it worked in the am, but stranded me again in the pm. Per further discussion with Jedi Master Toybreaker, we decided it had to be the starter. I rounded up three Marines (a few good men) from a local recruiting station to push start me, and made it home. Finally got ahold of a VOM and checked everything electrical. Tested the starter at Autozone 4 times, all good. Tested it back on the car (not fully installed, but wired in) and it worked 3-4 times, then stopped. Tried that method again tonight, worked twice then stopped again.

Put in reman for now, and everything is working. I guess that says the no-load test at AZ is not really a good indicator of health for cold weather and cold oil load.

Anyway, looks to be healed, so thanks to everyone who had input, and to my cousin and uncle for helping me as well as loaning me a car for a day.




How hard is the starter to change out? Can it be done with the intake manifold on? I've unbolted it many times for a clutch job, but never had to take it all the way out.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233690 posted 11/22/16 07:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Have you done any testing with the starter? Sounds like the starter may be shorting to ground itself.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233692 posted 11/22/16 07:36 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yes, you can leave the IM in. Comes out fairly easily, you just have to maneuver it around the heater core lines.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233771 posted 11/25/16 02:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Good news everyone... I figured mine out; here was my culprit:



That little body ground that sits under the fuse box. I tried bump starting the starter this morning and it didn't turn over. So I took starter to autozone to be tested and it passed??? So I got back and pulled the starter harness out and went to checking continuity to every wire, and lo and behold I couldn't get anything from the back side of that little bracket (that sits against the body). I took some sand paper to both sides to shine it up, and his the sheet metal a shame well. Threw it all back together and it fired right up!

Glad my fix didn't cost anything

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1233827 posted 11/28/16 06:48 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Yup, grounds will do that every time. They are sketchy little buggers.



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