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 Post subject: EB not starting????
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 3:31 pm 
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I got an EB2 and its not starting. It happened after i partially disconnected the positve lead of the battery, there were a few sparks (key was in OFF) while i was putting in an amp power wire. tightened it back up and then went to go start it a few minutes after and it just make the starter motor click sound.

Im thinkin maybe the ecu has blown?
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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:10 pm 
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Retrace your steps exactly what you did and start checking:

Are the battery terminals secure and ok?
Is the battery itself ok?
Are your interior/engine bay fuses and fusible links ok?

Sounds like you shorted something out - so I'd say a fuse or a link has blown. You may have done other damage, though your engine should still motor over but maybe not start.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 4:36 pm 
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I'd be checking all the fuses if there was a fair spark......make sure she is in Park - although that doesn't usually make it tick.
And I doubt you would have blown your ECU!!!

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:35 pm 
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What about the amp drawing battery current ( enough so the starter won't kick) Check battery volts first before fuses

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2005 9:10 pm 
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This sounds like a one of the common smartlock things. Simply chech and replace your fuse for smartlock and check all your other fuses.
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:29 pm 
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It could be the ECU relay under the eggshells overflow tank?

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 4:43 pm 
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you have probs blown a fuse, we done the same thing when installing my headunit, and then again when installing neons into my EB2
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 4:50 pm 
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is ya battery charged...?

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:12 pm 
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if the starter is clicking then it sounds like a voltage issue, put a multimeter across the battery and get someone to turn the car over if the volts drop to around 1-9v then charge your battery. If it stays above that, give the starter motors solenoid a belt with a hammer a few times, may be sticking.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:07 pm 
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well it was the battery, it was definitly the unexpected, but at least ive now learnt to expect anything! when the car wasnt starting the battery voltage was 12.3v..... thanks for ya help guys
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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:46 pm 
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I's wondering wheather u have some sort of drain through your amp or wiring thats draining the battery...

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:17 am 
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Punnisher_42 wrote:
I's wondering wheather u have some sort of drain through your amp or wiring thats draining the battery...

yes! thanks for reminding me, there was another decent size spark when i was reconnecting the negative terminal...ill have to check and see if there is any current flowing through with the key off.......
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