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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by procure95, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. procure95

    procure95 Formula Junior

    Dec 17, 2006
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    It is completely dead. I charged the battery and that didn’t work. Thinking I had a dead battery, I changed the battery and it is still completely without power. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciative.
     
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  3. 2NA

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    #2 2NA, Dec 29, 2007
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    Battery disconnect (part #41) switch turned off?

    Loose or corroded connections at battery/ground terminals?
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  4. Steve Magnusson

    Steve Magnusson Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Can you clarify "completely without power"?

    1. headlights do not work (with key "off") and when I turn the ignition key "on" there's no dash light activity, or

    2. headlights work (with key "off"), but when I turn the ignition key "on" there's no dash light activity, or

    3. headlights work (with key "off"), and when I turn the ignition key "on" there's is dash light activity, but it won't start, or

    4. something else?

    Certainly, as a first act, try opening/closing the battery cutoff switch a few times to "wipe" the contacts, but give a little more detail please.
     
  5. procure95

    procure95 Formula Junior

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    where is the battery disconnect switch? the connections to the battery are clean and tight too. thanks
     
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    #5 Steve Magnusson, Dec 29, 2007
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  8. procure95

    procure95 Formula Junior

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    1. headlights do not work (with key "off or on") and when I turn the ignition key "on" there's no dash light activity. No activity at all.

    I didnt see that diagram before i posted my last responce 2NA. i see it on the diagram but where would you find it on the car?
     
  9. sparta49

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    Bullet connector on fram rail ? Mine did the same thing until I cut the connectors off and put lug connectors with a bolt .
     
  10. procure95

    procure95 Formula Junior

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    The switched did it. I never knew it had a switch. I turned it a couple of times and tried to turn it on but it didnt work. :( then i switched it the other way and the car started right up.:) THANK YOU FOR FIXING MY PROBLEM IN LESS THAN A HOUR. That alone is worth the price of admission. Have a Happy New Year!!:D
     
  11. 2NA

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    Ready to "Rock and Roll"!!
     
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  13. PAP 348

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    #10 PAP 348, Dec 29, 2007
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    It's money in the Bank :p:p
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  14. procure95

    procure95 Formula Junior

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    I am so happy, i can ride my car again! These guys are great!
     
  15. Ed_Long

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    I learned years ago from my friend who can fix anything that when an engine won't start to first look at the battery then gradually work your way to the solenoid and starter motor. It is important to tell the people you are seeking advice from if you can hear a clicking sound in the engine bay. That sound indicates that the solenoid is getting some juice but not enough to engage the Bendix and spin the engine. Always an important clue.
     
  16. procure95

    procure95 Formula Junior

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    there was no clicking sound or electrical power going anywhere in the car. It seems like after i turn the disconnect switch "on and off" it worked fine.:p
     
  17. simpleton7890

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    glad it wasn't costly to fix!
     
  18. PAP 348

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    We don't hear that word often enough Ed ;) Nearly forgot what it was called myself :eek::eek:
     
  19. wetpet

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    he didn't get tim's bill yet.
     
  20. Night life

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    Curious if you didn't know you had a switch then who turned it? dant dant dant
     
  21. 2NA

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  22. procure95

    procure95 Formula Junior

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    I did....:)...Steve and Tim directed me to the right spot....:D
     
  23. procure95

    procure95 Formula Junior

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    i owe Steve and Tim a beer and a steak dinner
     
  24. procure95

    procure95 Formula Junior

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    Wow i am a
     

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