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Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:32 pm 
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Hey guys

ive had a bit of trouble with my car it does not crank at all starter motor is getting power but doesn't turn at all, i am just wandering i have a j3 with the smartlock bypass if the chip isn't connecting properly can that stop my car from cranking? it seems to be the problem is somewhere in the loom not the power.

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Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:40 pm 
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EaGreentree wrote:
Hey guys

ive had a bit of trouble with my car it does not crank at all starter motor is getting power but doesn't turn at all, i am just wandering i have a j3 with the smartlock bypass if the chip isn't connecting properly can that stop my car from cranking? it seems to be the problem is somewhere in the loom not the power.

thanks all.



EA's don't have smartlock unless someone has fitted later model looms. starter motor cant be getting power if it aint turning over, try thumping dash just above the handbrake whilst trying to start her ... 'may' help?
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 Post subject: Re: EA Starting problem
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:54 pm 
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EaGreentree wrote:
Hey guys

ive had a bit of trouble with my car it does not crank at all starter motor is getting power but doesn't turn at all, i am just wandering i have a j3 with the smartlock bypass if the chip isn't connecting properly can that stop my car from cranking? it seems to be the problem is somewhere in the loom not the power.

thanks all.


What ECU are you using?

You say that you are getting power to the starter motor. Are you getting power to the red activation wire?
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 Post subject: Re: EA Starting problem
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:52 pm 
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EaGreentree wrote:
Hey guys

ive had a bit of trouble with my car it does not crank at all starter motor is getting power but doesn't turn at all, i am just wandering i have a j3 with the smartlock bypass if the chip isn't connecting properly can that stop my car from cranking? it seems to be the problem is somewhere in the loom not the power.

thanks all.


What ECU are you using?

You say that you are getting power to the starter motor. Are you getting power to the red activation wire?


Ah sorry i should have been more specific EL ECU with the j3 fitted ran fine for around 6 months.

and yes getting power through the big red wire to starter.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EA Starting problem
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:56 pm 
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and sorry all i should have put in more detail.... my bad

Car is running EL motor with BBM and EL ecu with j3 chip that has the smartlock bypass so it runs in my EA...

sorry about that kinda left out a major part...

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:31 pm 
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EaGreentree wrote:
SWC wrote:
EaGreentree wrote:
Hey guys

ive had a bit of trouble with my car it does not crank at all starter motor is getting power but doesn't turn at all, i am just wandering i have a j3 with the smartlock bypass if the chip isn't connecting properly can that stop my car from cranking? it seems to be the problem is somewhere in the loom not the power.

thanks all.


What ECU are you using?

You say that you are getting power to the starter motor. Are you getting power to the red activation wire?


Ah sorry i should have been more specific EL ECU with the j3 fitted ran fine for around 6 months.

and yes getting power through the big red wire to starter.


Not the big thick cable to the starter, that has constant power. There is a small wire with a spade connection on it that conects to the solenoid. Does that have power when you hit start.
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SWC wrote:
EaGreentree wrote:
SWC wrote:
EaGreentree wrote:
Hey guys

ive had a bit of trouble with my car it does not crank at all starter motor is getting power but doesn't turn at all, i am just wandering i have a j3 with the smartlock bypass if the chip isn't connecting properly can that stop my car from cranking? it seems to be the problem is somewhere in the loom not the power.

thanks all.


What ECU are you using?

You say that you are getting power to the starter motor. Are you getting power to the red activation wire?


Ah sorry i should have been more specific EL ECU with the j3 fitted ran fine for around 6 months.

and yes getting power through the big red wire to starter.


Not the big thick cable to the starter, that has constant power. There is a small wire with a spade connection on it that conects to the solenoid. Does that have power when you hit start.


thats the power to the starter i was referring to. as far as i know all starters have the main battery power wire, but MUST have a smaller wire that 'turns' the starter on. that wire IS controlled by the BCM [think i have that part right lol? ]. also check connections are clean with the j3. listen to grumps [otherwise known as SWC]
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 Post subject: Re: EA Starting problem
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:22 pm 
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I finally got around to the car the small wire to the starter has no power. So do I replace the bcm if there is one? If there is I can't find it. Should I check the relay for the starter or replace it? And all my fuses seem ok is there any in the engine bay hidden at all?

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Check the Starter Relay and or Fuse.
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Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:28 pm 
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There Was a few wires to the relay that were half attached and torn.. always feel like an idiot about electronics... Thanks for the help all.

 

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