Any thoughts?

Discussion in '348/355' started by staggart, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. staggart

    staggart Rookie

    Mar 14, 2007
    Kona, Hawaii
    Full Name:
    Sean Taggart
    Need a bit of help...
    1991 348
    I had the battery disconnected while I was doing some other work (fixing a fuel leak, changing gear oil etc, not electrical work); when I reconnected, the lights all come on the dash and seem to have power, but the car will not turn over, no click click, nothing.
    I took the battery out of the car, charged it overnight, replaced the old connectors, had it voltage and load tested at the battery shop in town, same result.
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  3. No Doubt

    No Doubt Six Time F1 World Champ

    May 21, 2005
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    Mr. Sideways
    The three main causes of what you are experiencing are:
    1. starter relay issue (not enough voltage through the wires to it or a dead relay)
    2. ignition switch wiring issue
    3. Battery isn't delivering adequate voltage/current for whatever reason (corroded terminals, failed internal cell, etc.).
  4. Miltonian

    Miltonian F1 Veteran

    Dec 11, 2002
    Milton, Wash.
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    Jeff B.
    Does your car have an alarm system (chirp, chirp) ??
  5. staggart

    staggart Rookie

    Mar 14, 2007
    Kona, Hawaii
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    Sean Taggart
    Well, I think it is fixed; may have been that the positive terminal connector wasn't tight enough.
    Followed the steps in this and another thread (re: replace starter), checked the bullet connectors, traced the voltage to the starter, jumped the starter etc.
    Everything looked good and saw the same voltage at the starter, and shorted the starter etc.
    Went back and tightened everything and she fired right up!

    Thanks for the assistance once again, my Sunday just got a lot better!
  6. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
    Lifetime Rossa Owner

    Nov 19, 2001
    The Brickyard
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    The Bad Guy
    GOOD JOB!!!!

    Oh it sure is nice to see a guy that did his homework.

    Glad to hear it got fixed.
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