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Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 10:39 am 
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now the car wont start, I think i got an earth problem..
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Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 10:47 am 
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Check all fuses. I had that problem the other day becasue I was mucking around with the blinker relay and fuses. A fuse may have just dislodged itself. Check ignition fuse and starter fuse.

Electrical stuff can be so annoying.

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:17 pm 
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Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:49 pm 
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XCH45R wrote:
now the car wont start, I think i got an earth problem..

wont start at all, does it click but not wind, or does it do nothing?

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:29 am 
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smoke_rubber wrote:
XCH45R wrote:
now the car wont start, I think i got an earth problem..

wont start at all, does it click but not wind, or does it do nothing?


it just winds over, but really slowly, no clicking or anything.. I jump started it took it home, went to turn it over an hour later, just wound over really slowly, and got slower..

Im thinking the blinker problem is the flasher unit and a short at the tail lights, Might try to clean the earth wire up a bit??

Can't see why she is draining the battery now though.. Could it be the short??

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Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 5:59 pm 
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XGPANELVAN wrote:
mayb u need to change ur blinkerfluid ... How to change your blinker fluid


ROFL, that is pretty funny,

but yeah dude, sounds like some live wires are grounding out somewhere as well if your battery is draining, is there a volts gauge on the ZH?? if there is, could try turning the key on, and getting someone to watch the gauge while you shake wires around for the tail lights and blinkers/headlights etc,
i am guessing the volt gauge will respond somehow if there is something earthing out, then you move it

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 8:53 pm 
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your battery isn't stuffed is it, my ef had one last year, it'd start ok once you charged it up, but it had an internal short that drained it.
if you jump start it with jumper cables, does it instantly crank?

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:15 pm 
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In my day if we had a fault/s we would firstly repair any thing that looked like it might be faulty,
suspect earth then we would remove the leads and clean them and refit.
then if there was still a problem would ask a profesional for his oppinion.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:52 pm 
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your battery isn't stuffed is it, my ef had one last year, it'd start ok once you charged it up, but it had an internal short that drained it.
if you jump start it with jumper cables, does it instantly crank?


yeah man.. jumps straight away, battery was fine before this all happend, im thinking its something to do with the blinkers why the battery is draining.. :s
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Posted: Sun Jan 30, 2005 7:02 pm 
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pull the relays/fuses out of the indictators tonigh and see if it starts tomorrow, that's all i can think of at the moment.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 6:17 pm 
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alright.. update;

checked the battery acid fluid, all the cells were full.. So I jump started it and it went first go.. I disconected the negative terminal and it died straight away, so my guess is its the alternator.. ??
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Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:21 pm 
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some cars won't run if you disconnect the battery while the cars running.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:09 am 
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hmm.. fixed it.. :roll:

took the alternator regulator out, looked fine, cleaned the battery terminals and it started straight away.. LOL
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Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:23 pm 
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on an old fairlane the battery can get drained really easy by something small. I would say that u have a bad earth, although if the battery problem is related you must have a short somewhere. after jump starting the car test if the battery is charging or not, either the battery isn't charging or is being drained after the car is turned off.
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