Re: [DML] Starting problem?
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Re: [DML] Starting problem?



I read earlier this week on another forum that if you try to start a car with a super-dead battery, sometimes there is just enough juice to get the solenoid to move, but it won't disengage all the way.  The result is a burned-up wiring harness and starter.  I don't know if this could happen in a DeLorean, since I read this in an auto-maintenance/general newsgroup.  Seems possible though if you haven't had any problems until now.  The starter may have burned up.  It's not too hard to remove and there are a lot of old-timers out there who can rebuild it.
 
Andy 
 
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From: warren@xxxxxxxxxx
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Sent: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 3:14 PM
Subject: Re: [DML] Starting problem?


Absolutely Nothing?  No clicks or groans or smoke?  Strange.  Start by 
making sure the starter wiring modification has been done.  What's the 
VIN?  Then get a test light and a helper.  Go to the red and white wire 
on the solenoid at the starter and tell your lieutenant to start the 
car.  If the wire goes hot, you need a starter.  If not, chase it back. 
  The next place is the relay.
Warren at DMC


coreysmoo wrote:
> Hi all...
> 
> OK, here's the situation.  I put the D in the garage for "winter 
> hibernation" sometime in December when the first snow started 
> falling here in Chicago.  I started her up in the garage once in the 
> first week of January, but not since.  When I started it up in 
> January, I forgot to disconnect the battery again when I was done 
> and it sat until yesterday untouched.  
> 
> I went out to start it again, and nothing happened.  No interior 
> lights or anything.  I realized I left the battery hooked up and 
> remembered hearing somewhere before that DeLoreans have a quirk for 
> draining batteries really fast if the car sits for a while.  So, I 
> tested the battery and found that it was dead and unfit to hold a 
> charge, which sucks because that battery was only a year old.  So I 
> bought a new battery and hooked it up.  Still, the car wont turn.  
> The interior lights and everything work now, so I'm guessing the 
> battery is no longer the problem.
> 
> The engine wont even try to turn over.  I turn the key and 
> absolutely nothing happenes.
> 
> Could it be the starter?  What do you guys think?
> 
> Corey
> 2423
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