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Re: [Mgs] Starter update and another question

To: "William Killeffer" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Starter update and another question
From: "PaulHunt73" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2013 09:29:02 -0000
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"A test at Autozone determined that the starter was locked up,"

FWIW, that doesn't agree with your test earlier that showed a very low 
current when the starter was energised.  Unless by 'locked up' they mean 
'isn't working'.  'Locked up' to me is a mechanical problem where the 
current is trying to turn the motor but is physically prevented from doing 
so.  That would result in a very high current.

On an American 74 the side marker lights come on with the parking lights. 
Do you have any instrument lights?  If they've stopped working as well then 
it's probably the main lighting switch or the red/green wire fallen off it.

If the instrument lights still work then check the top two fuses in the fuse 
box.  There should be the same red/green wire feeding the front of one of 
those, and that should have 12v on it with the main lighting switch in the 
parking light position.  Current then goes through the top two fuses (there 
is a link between the fronts of those two) to red wires at the back, one 
wire to each corner, one fuse per side.


----- Original Message ----- 

> You may remember me asking about starter trouble on a 1974 MGB recently. 

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