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 Post subject: Hard to start after many years
Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:36 pm 
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Ok, so I've poked around the old girl and found heaps to do.

Yesterday i pulled the plugs and squirted some RP7 down the bores and turned it over by hand for a few minutes.Drained the oil and replaced it with fresh stuff.

Connected some leads and went to turn her over with the plugs out to get some oil pressure up.

She wouldn't turn at all, just a click from this (is this the solenoid)?


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I stopped not long after as the leads got quite warm. 

How do i test that?
Or would it be easier to get a new one.

Thanks in advance for this and any (many) more questions to come.
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 Post subject: Re: Hard to start after many years
Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:27 pm 
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Ultimo wrote:

She wouldn't turn at all, just a click from this (is this the solenoid)?


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How do i test that?
Or would it be easier to get a new one.

Thanks in advance for this and any (many) more questions to come.



well prob best to replace howeva ... 1st test it!

do you hava 12 volt test light?
do ya hava piece of wiring that can go from one of the covered terminals to ya batt positive? plus a piece to earth it?

i presume the red colored wiring is from ya batt with the blue to the starter yeah??

if so disconnect the wiring that hooks up on the blue side. disconnect the two covered [black] terminals. connect a test light to where the blue wire was connected & hook up to where the covered [black] the earth wire [1st] & battery wire i asked if ya had. as soon as the batt wire hits the + side of ya batt ya test light should come on.... OR the short way is - remove blue wire, hook up test light to that terminal [blue wire] & earth test light on body somewhere or on the '-' of the batt. turn ya key to 'start' .... if test light is hooked up properly .. eitha light will come on or it won't. if light comes on ya might hava problem with ya starter motor. to see if ya starter is ok, you will need ta short the blue & red wires tagetha - do not have the car in 'start' just yet, have ignition off. if no light when ya test ... it stuffed

hope it didnt confuse ya :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: Hard to start after many years
Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Sounds like starter fault -blue wire to battery note blue wire has other wires to feed power to ignit
Ion etc.red wire to starter check with test light for power at blue wire constantly then check for power at the red cable.while someone turns ignition to start position - if power try bridging heavy terminals with jump leads (one on each terminal then bridge other end together -will have heavy.spark and get hot if held to long especially if starter faulty) make sure earth cable between negative battery and engine ok-try TAPPING starter may be siezed from sitting around or replace.
Note-make sure engine not siezed can turn over
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 Post subject: Re: Hard to start after many years
Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:53 pm 
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Since your motor turns over by hand, and the leads on the starter solenoid get hot from working. its more than likely that your starter motor is seized, as ted suggested, give it a few good thumps with a hammer/block of wood to free it. if you still have no luck it will need a reco/replacement.

 

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