On 24 Jan 1996, Rick Huber wrote:
> problem. yesterday i turned the key, got the red light and fuel pump to
> and then turned to start and nothing. a friend push started me, and i drove
> home. at home the starter worked twice, and i decided to check the battery
> terminals. yep, corrosion on one. cleaned it, started it a couple of times,
> and thought i'd fixed it. this morning in the cold it cranked normally for
> or five seconds twice, then on the third turn of the key, dead again. i'm
> thinking an intermittent ignition switch, starter solenoid short, starter dead
> spot, or just a short somewhere in the system. battery seems strong even
> it's old, normal cranking and then nothing - so i've counted it out. i'll
> probably try to dig into it tonight, any comments would be appreciated.
If it is old, I absolutely would not rule out the battery. I'd replace
it, since a new battery would be good whether or not it's the culprit.
Ray Gibbons Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
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