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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 7:48 pm 
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hey guys...

went to start my car tonite...it cranked for a second and then stopped...
turned the key back off then back on and nothing at all...no lights or anything...

turn the key off again and somethin is ticking in the dash...no its not a bomb... just wondering if anyone has had anything like this...is the BEM dead? ive checked a few fuses but cant see anything... any ideas guys?

 

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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 8:47 pm 
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check battery voltage and connections, continuity between +ve and -ve terminals

check fuses, and the ones under the bonnet

kick hard where the bem is (dry solder contacts are a common problem)

short out the starter in and out contacts in the BEM, then turn the key to start (if that cranks then get a new bem)

put +12v to the starter relay(under the bonnet), see if it clicks

if none of them find the prob, run +12v directly to the starter motor (solenoid), see if she spins.

 

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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:02 pm 
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Battery is most likely dead flat. Mate had the same problem, took the battery out, got it charged properly with a decent car charger, no problems since.
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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:03 pm 
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yea i checked all fuses and just had a play around...got mums falcon out and jump started it and it was fine...took it for a spin round the block fine....came home stopped...try to start again and nothing...

im puttin my money on the battery is dead, but im not 100% sure cause the volts coming through the battery were 14 after i took it round the block...

 

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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:10 pm 
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ah good stuff. that would be the 14 volts coming off the alternator while the car was running right?

 

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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:12 pm 
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yea...

but i thought as there could be dead cells in the battery that it wouldnt be as high...

 

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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:17 pm 
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nah, there will be 14 volts on the terminals if your alternator is going whether theres a battery there or not. youll find that there will be barely anything if the car is off, which tells ya its not charging.

 

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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:20 pm 
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well there was still 12 volts across....but that doesnt mean much...as a aa battery will still show 1.5 and be dead flat....

shoulda paid more attention to cells and batteries when i did my trade course lol

 

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Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:22 pm 
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yeah thats true. cells can be reversed pretty easily and that can f**k the whole thing. sounds like its time for a new battery...lol

 

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