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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:47 pm 
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well i replaced my battery today that went by with no dramas. its just now that the needles on the voltage, coolant temp and oil pressure go all over the place. for example my temp went from just before the N on normal to the red, prompting the temp light to come on! :shock:
any of you people know anything that could be the prob, cos its beyond me now. gotta a bit of spare time to have a poke around before i get Dima to take a good look and reaffirm how helpless i am lol..

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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:10 am 
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tried disconecting the battery for a while and reconnecting?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:14 am 
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bad earth man!

clean the batt5ery terminals and the leads with a wire brush and/ or emry paper

and make sure the leads are on tight !

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:12 am 
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same thing happening to my car i have cleaned everything, gave up so i bought a new alternator off ebay, it should be here this week

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 8:46 am 
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same thing happening to my car i have cleaned everything, gave up so i bought a new alternator off ebay, it should be here this week


lol well that doesnt inspire any confidence from me. as for the battery, its brand new, bought yesterday and i disconnect the battery when im leaving the car for periods of time as something is ovibously draining it....

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 6:13 pm 
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hmm well the car died on me for some time, got it jump started and it worked fine, now its got the crazy guages again. ive checked all the wires and they seem spot on, the earth under the extractors is fine, anyone else got any ideas? p.s now the car only seems to start when it wants to, what the go with that?!?!?!

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:30 pm 
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whats the crazy gauges? is it the voltage gauge. it jumps from 12 to 14 or so volts all the time.?
mine did that. put a new alternator on it and its fixed. or if its not starting could be starter motor?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:32 pm 
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kezz wrote:
wicksy wrote:
same thing happening to my car i have cleaned everything, gave up so i bought a new alternator off ebay, it should be here this week


lol well that doesnt inspire any confidence from me. as for the battery, its brand new, bought yesterday and i disconnect the battery when im leaving the car for periods of time as something is ovibously draining it....


dont worry got the new alternator and still playing up lol

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:10 pm 
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mate when you put the new battery in did you clean the battery terminals. same prob with my mates skyline. they would make contact long enough for us to try start it and as soon as we got it to turn overe it would die. cleaned the terminals with a wire brush and she was good as gold. try it might work.
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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:36 pm 
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kezz wrote:
hmm well the car died on me for some time, got it jump started and it worked fine, now its got the crazy guages again. ive checked all the wires and they seem spot on, the earth under the extractors is fine, anyone else got any ideas? p.s now the car only seems to start when it wants to, what the go with that?!?!?!


what about the earth going from the battery to the body?

have you done/pulled apart anything on your car lately?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:18 pm 
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did you reset the computer ..? might be that ..

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Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:41 pm 
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fordz, this started when i played with the clutch cable. put a new batt in last week and all was well for a few hours then it died again. left it d/c for a week and it wouldnt start. my mate jump started and it worked, only know it wont start first time but after a few goes..... its fine,

Regie, its the oil, volts and temp guages, it only did it today after i gave the car some curry lol. will clean the terminals real good tomorrow, looks like its public transport for me tomorrow to uni grrrrr lol

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:59 pm 
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