RE: [DML] Re: Hesitant starter
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RE: [DML] Re: Hesitant starter

Although a worn solenoid cap could certainly cause this it was already
mentioned that the starter is new. If the car's VIN is prior to #002547 then
the likely culprit is the "starter inhibit relay" wiring. This modification
was a service bulletin issued by the original DMC factory (See service
bulletin ST-05-2/82). The "click" when trying to start is a classic symptom
of the need for this modification and we still see a lot of early VIN cars
that never had this done.


Rob Grady,


P.J.Grady Inc.



From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Sent: Saturday, May 29, 2010 11:58 AM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: Hesitant starter



I disagree with Mark on #1 but agree on #2. The first problem sounds like a
worn solenoid and/or a problem with the starter motor itself like worn,
dirty, sticking brushes. The fact that you always hear a click would say the
ignition switch is always doing something.
David Teitelbaum

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <> , Marc
Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
> Problem one sounds like it may be the ignition switch itself.. Verify by
hooking a meter or test light to the ignition wire on the starter.
> Blower motor is usually the circuit breaker popping. Could be the breaker,
or it could be that the motor is rusting and drawing too much current..
Likely cause is water leaking in from above. Usually the hood catch bolt.
> --- On Fri, 5/28/10, jordan_g <jordan@...> wrote:
> > From: jordan_g <jordan@...>
> > Subject: [DML] Hesitant starter
> > To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <> 
> > Date: Friday, May 28, 2010, 10:56 AM
> > I have two problems which may be
> > interrelated. They may both be ground problems. 
> > For a long time I have had these problems and not been able
> > to fix them. So please guide me. When I am
> > trying to start the car, I turn the key and it usually
> > starts. However it is common for it to click as the
> > solonoid clicks, but the car does not crank. Then as I
> > turn the key again, after 2 to 4 more times, then it
> > cranks. I have replaced the battery, replaced the
> > starter and solonoid, cleaned the grounds than I can
> > find. All to no avail. This has been a problem
> > for years, so I rarely drive the car. For the last two
> > weeks my other cars have been broken so I have to drive the
> > Delorean. I started this time with a new battery.
> >
> > The second problem is the air conditioning blower. 
> > When it is turned to position 4, then it soon quits and
> > after a minute or so starts up again. In position 3
> > there is no problem. I remember that this is a problem
> > of something overheating. I have replaced parts of the
> > fuse block with in line fuses trying to fix this. No
> > improvement. Is this a ground issue. If so where
> > do I look and clean?
> > Thanks,
> > Jordan Gary Wichita Falls, TX
> >
> >
> >

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