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Re: Electrical Problems

Subject: Re: Electrical Problems
From: Michael Evaniuck <>
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2000 15:41:52 -0800

My bet is you might have a bad ground. Make sure your ground to the engine
block is good. If your ground wire is aging, replace it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "John R. Boehmke" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, March 26, 2000 3:32 PM
Subject: Electrical Problems

> Two weeks ago I was driving my 77MGB around with the top down (not bad for
> Montana in March), and it was running great. Stopped at my daughters
> house,and when I went to leave it clicked once then nothing. I heard what
> thought was the starter motor running without engaging, so I figured bad
> solenoid. As it has 92,000 miles on it I thought it would be good to
> replace the starter also. I ordered one from Moss Motors,and put it in
> yesterday. Turned the key, it cranked a couple of times, then nothing.
> Checked the battery and it was low, so I charged it up. Today turn the key
> one grind then nothing. What concerns me is that nothing works on the
> car. I get 12 volts to the purple wire circuit, but when I turn something
> on it doesn't work and the purple circuit drops to 2 volts. My lights
> work, and, with the ignition on, the wipers and turn signals don't work.
> Also, with the ignition on, I only get 2 volts to my coil. I know the DPO
> had his way with the wiring, so there are some different color wires in
> there, but it was running good before this all started.  Thanks in advance
> for any hints on what may be my problem. I hate to have it sitting now
> the weather is really turning nice.
> John
> 77RBB

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