I would just try cleaning the battery terminals.
----- Original Message -----
From: TtT <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Jay Laifman <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org Den
Sent: Fri, 31 May 2013 05:59:01 -0000 (UTC)
Subject: Re: [Tigers] Electrical problem - ignition/ballast resistor?
Jay- I'm of the opinion and from the same problem years ago that you need a new
selinoid. You should have battery voltage on the always hot side and with help
measure the voltage when the key is turned to the start position. There should
be little drop. Of removed and disassembled you will find brass or copper plate
and springs, if memory serves..When power from the switch goes to the small
bolt, the selinoid acts like a magnet and closes the circuit,sending voltage
thru to the lug that the starter cable is on and the engine turns over. It may
need replaced or you may have corrosion which is the problem. ALSO it seems
each cell produces 2.2 volts, giving you 13.2. I maybe wrong as my memory sucks
but if I'm right, you may have a dead cell.Have. you checked the levels of the
electrolyte? The ballest resistor's only job is to reduce the voltage going to
the points so not to burn them. Your problem isn't real serious. I just hope my
battery volts per cell is correct. I'm sure I will be
corrected. Lol. TtT
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Jay Laifman wrote:
>On my Tiger, I'm having a starting problem. The new ignition switch did not
>Here are the symptoms: I turn the key one click, the car gets power, the red
>charging light goes on. I turn one more to power the starter, I get a click
>and the power shuts down. I turn off the key, turn it one click again, but
>this time no power. The charging light does not go on.
>When this first happened, the electrical, including the red charging light,
>would work after a few moments. Now it does not go back on until I give 12V
>straight to the starter switch.
>That is, I hooked up jumper cables to the + on the battery, and put it
>directly to the post on the starter solenoid that comes from the ignition
>switch. The starter cranks immediately. Then the electrical system is
>working right again.
>Here are some more details: Measuring voltage, I have very little drop between
>the battery post, to the fuse box, through the ignition switch and to the
>stater solenoid. 12.48 at the battery, 12.40 at the starter solenoid switch
>But, after I try to start the car and the system shuts down, it is about 11.5
>all around (except the battery).
>The odd thing is that this doesn't happen until I turn the ignition switch to
>the starter position. I can turn it from off, to run, or to accessory over
>and over and all is fine. It's only when I go to the starter position that it
>clicks and shuts down. Is there something other than the starter solenoid
>that gets power at that time and might be bad?
>I just looked at the wiring diagram. The only other thing that comes into
>play seems to be the ignition resistor. Could it fail in a way that causes
>this? If so, is this a common part I can get at a local auto parts shop? Is
>there some way to test it?