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Starting issues continued
« on: December 13, 2017, 19:32:37 »

OK, I'm not sure why the first one is locked but here's what's happened: the engine stalled at a stop sign, and wouldn't start in neutral or park, no crank or anything, so pushed into a parking spot, and after a few minute for some reason started up fine. The shifter sounded weird when I put it in any gear, turns out a grommet on the shift linkage had broke, so had that fixed, I mentioned the starting problem to the garage and they said it was probably because of the broken grommet (thought when in park or neutral it was just a little off and thought it was in gear) two days later the same thing happened again: wouldn't start, no crank, the third or forth try it finally started (crank sounded weak for a second then sounded normal) it hasn't happened again yet.
Just wondering if the starter might be defective or is it something else, I should probably add the starter was replaced in October
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Re: Starting issues continued
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 20:07:20 »

Do you hear a click at all when you turn the key to start? You should from the starter relay. If you don't it's the not the starter.

Even with a bad gromet you should be able to feel when it's in neutral by the clicks.
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Re: Starting issues continued
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 01:47:42 »

Yah, I can hear the relay click, so far its only been those two times so far
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Re: Starting issues continued
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 10:03:33 »

I haven't had factory wiring under the hood of my car in years, so memory is a little fuzzy, but I think a connection issue with a line coming off of the positive post of the battery may be your cause.  It's thick and has a white connector on it.  It's the only thing I can think of that will kill the ignition and cause a no crank at the same time.
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Re: Starting issues continued
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2017, 01:11:28 »

Thanks, I'll take a look at that
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Re: Starting issues continued
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 15:18:13 »

I haven't had factory wiring under the hood of my car in years, so memory is a little fuzzy, but I think a connection issue with a line coming off of the positive post of the battery may be your cause.  It's thick and has a white connector on it.  It's the only thing I can think of that will kill the ignition and cause a no crank at the same time.
Are you talking about the fuse relay? If that's bad you won't even get a click. No power whatsoever.
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Re: Starting issues continued
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 17:10:21 »

Here's what I found: the plug with the single brown looked great no corrosion or anything, the other wire with white plug (fuse relay plug?) there was a lot of dirt around it so I cleaned it as best I could, also found the negative terminal was slightly loose so I tightened that. So we'll see if this makes a difference
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Re: Starting issues continued
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2017, 17:41:55 »

Fusible link is what I meant above, not fuse relay.
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