Re: [DML] Won't start in the rain
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Re: [DML] Won't start in the rain

Sounds like damp connections on the ballast resistor and/or the coil. 
I've solved many problems like this by re-crimping the connections on 
both, and using eyelets on the coil. If it doesn't help, it certainly 
doesn't cost much or take long to try :-)

You may also want to check whether your relay is working at the 
front/left of the engine bay. Its function is to provide a hotter spark 
when cranking and if it's not working, this will cause hard starting 
when damp.

I will say that these problems don't usually happen on a warm engine 
though. It may be a breakdown in your HT leads or as you say, water in 
the dizzy.


howardeskinjr wrote:

>Anyone else have problems starting their car in the rain.  I was out 
>crusin on Saturday with my two year old son and it started raining.  I 
>had to stop for a minute and when I went to start the car again it 
>just cranked away.  After several attempts I gave it a rest.  my fuel 
>gauge isn't working so I ran out got some gas and came back and it 
>started right up.  I filled up right after but I could only put 3 
>gallons in so I don't think it was out of gas.  I'm not sure if it was 
>flooded or maybe the distributor got wet??

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