Re: [DML] In need of opinions
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Re: [DML] In need of opinions

Hi Demetri

Since your car is an automatic I would first look at the start inhibit
relay. Have you replaced the relays? I'm sorry, I don't remember. Anyway,
make sure that all connectors are seated all the way in the socket.
Sometimes they get pushed back when installing a relay and they do exactly
what you have described. Another problem might be the park/neutral switch in
the transmission. Next time this happens try moving the shifter from park to
neutral and back to park and see if the starter runs. If it does the switch
might be on the way out.
Finally, there might be a problem with the switch that is inside the
starter. That round thing that is bolted to the starter...the switch sits
inside that. If everything else checks out OK, this part might need to be
You can email me directly if you'd like and I can help you troubleshoot the

Good luck!

Tom Niemczewski
vin 6149 and 2418, 3633, 5030, 17086 (in Poland!)
Google earth: 52°25'17.30"N 21° 1'58.00"E

----- Original Message ----- 
> After returning from a 6 week trip I started my D after about 6 or 7
> attempts.  For the past year or so the D would have cold start issues so I
> ordered the Cold Start switch and it hasn't arrived yet.  My dilemma stems
> from when I stupidly shut the car off at a very long light and when I went
> to start it the car wouldn't crank but the a/c fan, radio etc worked.
> After pushing the car to the side I tightened the battery posts but they
> were tight to begin with.  I tried starting the car and she started right
> up which leads me to my question.  Could this be symptoms of a starter on
> its way out? (Has original starter and car has 14000 original miles)
> Could there be a short in the battery or a problem with the positive
> terminal that I disconnect from time to time at car shows? This has only
> happened once but it's enough to cause concern.  Is there anything else
> that I should be looking for??  Any suggestions are appreciated.   Demetri


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