Starter Wiring Metal Tube Removal

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84Elky

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jun 30, 2010
14
3
SOLVED! The issue was a bad ground -- battery to block. But a most unusual one. The test that brought it out was disconnecting battery ground cable, Neg DVM lead to neg batt and pos lead to disconnected cable. Bingo, 0.2v. All grounds good except at the block. It was more than tight and not corroded. But, after disconnecting and inspecting the cable end, it was not truly flat where attached to block. Not bent, just not really flat even though a star washer was used, apparently preventing solid contact. But this cable has been this way for over 6 years and has never been touched. Go figure. Filed flat, reattached and it cranked.

Thanks for the help!
 
69hurstolds

69hurstolds

Royal Smart Person
Jan 2, 2006
2,351
113
SOLVED! The issue was a bad ground -- battery to block. But a most unusual one. The test that brought it out was disconnecting battery ground cable, Neg DVM lead to neg batt and pos lead to disconnected cable. Bingo, 0.2v. All grounds good except at the block. It was more than tight and not corroded. But, after disconnecting and inspecting the cable end, it was not truly flat where attached to block. Not bent, just not really flat even though a star washer was used, apparently preventing solid contact. But this cable has been this way for over 6 years and has never been touched. Go figure. Filed flat, reattached and it cranked.

Thanks for the help!
Those Electrical Gremlins. They'll GET YA!!! Glad you got it fixed.

 
pontiacgp

pontiacgp

Canadian Prime Minister
Mar 31, 2006
25,116
113
Kitchener, Ontario
SOLVED! The issue was a bad ground -- battery to block. But a most unusual one. The test that brought it out was disconnecting battery ground cable, Neg DVM lead to neg batt and pos lead to disconnected cable. Bingo, 0.2v. All grounds good except at the block. It was more than tight and not corroded. But, after disconnecting and inspecting the cable end, it was not truly flat where attached to block. Not bent, just not really flat even though a star washer was used, apparently preventing solid contact. But this cable has been this way for over 6 years and has never been touched. Go figure. Filed flat, reattached and it cranked.

Thanks for the help!
a few posts ago before you went on your battery excursion....

check the engine ground
 
69hurstolds

69hurstolds

Royal Smart Person
Jan 2, 2006
2,351
113
But collectively, as the G-body Power Rangers, we can solve anything!

And I'll even help take some of the credit when no credit is due! How's that for teamwork?

Call me "Blister" Ranger. I show up when the work is done.

I think fleming442 should have the name "Rump" Ranger because he's always tries to get behind everyone on the team. :) um, to help them out, of course.

And pontiacgp should get the name "Legal" Ranger because he actually solves the issue that we take the credit for. And makes sure to take care of all the legal documentation keeping us out of jail.

GO GO G-body Power Rangers!!!

 

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