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 Post subject: HELP I CANT START
Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:10 pm 
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hey folks
dunno where to put this so ill put it here aswell

i have got as most of u no an ed v8 fairmont
have gone ot take nan out shopping
loaded her into the car
and "clicK"
nothing

i have got reds
an when i turn the key i just get a click
sounds like its clicking at the fuses next to the battery
i have checked them all and pout new 1's in an still nothing
seems like its a solenoid or something for the starter motor but i dont no
i had this problem a few months ago but it seemed to disappear
i have been sitting in the car for like 2 hours now turning the key only to just get a click

it done it last night aswell but started affter about 20 minutes as it gets a little power or something i dont no and the starter kicks a little
then nothing and then just keep trying
and all of a sudden vrooom
it started

so please help any1


im fed up with this]

WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY CAR


cheers folks
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 Post subject: Re: HELP I CANT START
Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:31 pm 
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Inhibitor switch possibly. Does it start if you wiggle the shifter around a little?
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 Post subject: Re: HELP I CANT START
Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:37 pm 
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ChunksNensja wrote:
Inhibitor switch possibly. Does it start if you wiggle the shifter around a little?



ive tired everything
u say wiggle it
i say throw it around like a boxing bag cus thats what i did with the s**t lol
and no still nothing
tried smashin the dash for the lil computer on the left side of the steering column= nothing
checked all the fuses and relays
nothing
tapped the starter motor
still nothing

grrrrrrr

its not the battery
cus yea when i turn the reds on i dont got much voltage
but plenty to start it everytime
except when this happens
but im reading about 11 which normally still starts it
an then when she starts she goes up to about14 -15 volts

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP I CANT START
Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:15 pm 
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pull the starter motor out and reco it,the brushes wear,and the solinod contacts wear out,i just had mine done recently----240,000 odd---but how many starts,some times 30 times a day and low ks traveled,autos its a must.while your at it do the alternator as well,a running one is cheaper to fix,i have spare ones reconditioned for my v8s.

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP I CANT START
Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:38 pm 
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Give the small wire (spade connector) on the starter motor a wiggle. This wire gets very crispy and old due to the heat down there, but give it a try anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: HELP I CANT START
Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:42 am 
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well if funds allowed id redo the starter motor and alternator but cant afford much atm

so im screwed there
but i dont think its the starter motor
its got to be something else
but i have checked the connections on the starter motor and cleaned them so still nothing
but now i have to wait til tomorrow as going to buy a jumpstarter pack as battery is flat and i need to jump a few other cars awell so will be a good investment

ill let u no how i go

but any other ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: HELP I CANT START
Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:22 am 
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Starter relay? Located under the coolant expansion tank, I think?

Swap a couple around and see what happens.

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 Post subject: Re: HELP I CANT START
Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:26 am 
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yea cheers mike
done that and checked all them
still nothin
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Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 4:12 pm 
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ok folks
i got a new starter motor
thought id try it with the wire straight to the battery and its now trying to start
just not enough charge in the battery to start it so now it seems i have bought a new starter motor when it wasnt needed but i did the wire trick the other day and it wouldnt work
wtf is going on
sometimes it works and sometimes it doesnt
y its this happening

seeing as the new starter motor im thinking maybe my starter could be faulty or something
i dont no

all i got at the moment is a few spanners and screwdriver and a shifter until i can access more tools as mine went walking again:(


how many bolts are the to take out the v8 starter? normally 2 but i have found 3 lol
atm im doing it without even jacking the car upas the angle the cars ar isnt safe for a scissor jack and i dont have a trolley jack f**k its hard lol
but thats life aye

any help would be great
i have been over the wires time and time again so i think it has to be a faulty starter motor

whats ur thoughts and ideas folks


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 Post subject: Re: HELP I CANT START
Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 5:21 pm 
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Give the dash under the left hand side of the wheel a few bashes when turning the key...

 

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 Post subject: Re: HELP I CANT START
Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 6:00 pm 
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yea mate haha tried that any more and ill shatter anything breakable lol


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Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 3:20 pm 
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