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RE: starter problem

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Subject: RE: starter problem
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 12:40:00 -0800 (PST)
I had an intermittent problem like that where it would start fine and then 
next time nothing. Turned out to be that the spade connecor on the solenoid 
was really dirty and after removing and spraying with contact cleaner never 
bothered me again. I believe it was white with black tracer. It's the power 
that comes from the key to actuate the solenoid.

Chris Reichle
From: mgs-owner
To: mg list
Subject: starter problem
Date: Wednesday,January 24,1996 9:15AM

hi gang,
the response a month or two ago to my question about the speedo cable was so
rapid and helpful, i figure i'll try again.  after almost 3 years of
trouble free daily driving in my '68 b, i've run up against my first
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 
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 
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.


rick huber
'68 b daily driver

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