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Re: [Tigers] Electrical problem - ignition/ballast resistor?

To: Gary Winblad <garywinblad@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [Tigers] Electrical problem - ignition/ballast resistor?
From: Jim Sencindiver <jd.sencindiver@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 12:15:50 -0400
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References: <yfs4lj3os84r600pbq2g76c6.1369979941410@email.android.com> <172308010.2538158.1370012535229.JavaMail.root@sz0064a.emeryville.ca.mail.comcast.net>
And check the battery cables!

Keep on Tigering!

Jim Sencindiver

B382100451/TAC 448

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 11:02 AM, Gary Winblad <garywinblad@comcast.net>wrote:

> Jay,
> I would just try cleaning the battery terminals.
> Gary
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: TtT <achd73@yahoo.com>
> To: Jay Laifman <jay.laifman@gmail.com>, tigers@autox.team.net Den <
> tigers@autox.team.net>
> 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
> Sent from Huawei Mobile
>  Jay Laifman  wrote:
> >On my Tiger, I'm having a starting problem.  The new ignition switch did
> not
> >fix it.
> >
> >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
> >wire.
> >
> >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?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >_______________________________________________


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