RE: [DML] Starting problem?
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RE: [DML] Starting problem?



Ron, 
Voltage you may have but current is what you need. If you have voltage going
to the solenoid but not enough current, then nothing will happen. 
Think of a solenoid is a high current relay. After the contacts touch
several times and build up a crust on them it takes more current now to
operate. 
Our starters also have a fork adjustment that could be wearing out.
John Hervey
  

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
gullwingmag
Sent: Monday, February 19, 2007 10:25 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [DML] Starting problem?

I am having this exact same problem with my wifes 10K mile car... put 
a new battery in and it reads voltage at the solenoid red/white wire 
but nothing happens at all.

One day it was fine... the next day dead.  Now that the weather has 
warmed up in the Midwest I can get the starter out and see whats 
up....

Ron
#6322

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Warren Wallingford <warren@...> wrote:
>
> 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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