[DML] Re: Starting Problem
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[DML] Re: Starting Problem

It could still be a bad battery. Put the voltmeter on it while you try
to start the car. If the voltage goes way down either you have a bad
connection right at the battery or it is bad. If it is not the battery
it will turn out to be a bad connection between the battery and the
starter, on the positive side or the ground side. If it is not a bad
connection it could also be a bad starter or starter solenoid. Just
follow the circuit with a voltmeter and see where the voltage stops.
If it is the starter sometimes a knock on the side with a hammer may
get it going temporaraly.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "jedimasterglenn"
<jedimasterglenn@...> wrote:
> My car has been starting & running fine for a while now.  Today is the 
> first day of my vacation and of course I go to start it 
> and...nothing.  No dash lights come on when I turn the key & the 
> starter doesn't turn (like in the case when a battery is totally 
> dead).  Battery is reading 12.65.  According to the books, the voltage 
> has to be greater than 11 to start, so I think I'm OK battery-wise.  I 
> tried jumping it for kicks but no luck.  Any ideas...where should I 
> start?  I love this car...*looks out at driveway and scowls*
> Thanks,
> Glenn

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