I've experienced starters that at the best say were, LOUSY!! Worked in sort
of a lazy fashion all year, Replaced with one from another car that was a
real spinner. It worked perfectly in it's new home. The lousy was still
lousy when placed in the donor car.
Try a swap with a known good one.
Original Message -----
From "Frank Clarici" <spritenut at comcast.net>
To: "Hal Faulkner" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "Spridgets" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 5:28 PM
Subject: Re: Now THIS should work
> Hal Faulkner wrote:
> > Forgive me for asking, Frank, but are the batery cables NEW?
> I replaced the cables maybe last winter or the winter before when it
> dipped below 40.
> This year it was the solenoid. I thought maybe bad contacts heating up
> after a few seconds of cranking. No so, the new solenoid (NOS Lucas
> orange box) seemed to make a difference but it must have warmed up to 42
> by the time I finished the solenoid install back in Nov.
> It will spin freely and crank fine any day in the Spring, Summer, and
> early Fall. it's the magical 40* that it doesn't like.
> It will fire right up with a jump every time. But by the time I get a
> Sprite or truck out to it to jump it, why bother? the other vehicle is
> already running. Every Sprite starts in any temp. I know these cars
> inside and out and the A40 is a Sprite Saloon, same everything except a
> non removable hardtop and a funky boot lid.
> Frank Clarici
> Toms River, NJ