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Re: starter problem

To: Rick Huber <>
Subject: Re: starter problem
From: "W. R. Gibbons" <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 09:56:29 -0500 (EST)
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
        (802) 656-8910

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