[T3] no start -- but just drove it!
spinningrooves at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 09:43:12 PST 2012
Ignition switch was repaired by Jim about a year ago. I guess anything's a
possibility but that hasn't showed any signs of conking out. I remember
BEFORE he fixed it, I had a whole host of problems which ended with the car
running in the driveway... I turned the key off, pulled it out and the car
kept running. doh !
But those issues went away immediately after I put his repaired switch in.
Is there a procedure I can do to bypass the current wiring to the starter
and see if that's what failed? Temporarily run new wires? I only briefly
looked at that area a few times when I was under the car doing brake lines,
clutch cable and a few other things. Don't have any experience with
starters....yet. I guess that's about to change.
On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 9:32 AM, Mike Fisher <fisherfarms at gmail.com> wrote:
> It could be a bad wire/ground on the starter/solenoid or wonky ignition
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 9:15 AM, Bryon Garvin <spinningrooves at gmail.com>
> > Hi all -
> > 71 Fastback/FI/MT
> > Drove my son to school today. Returned to the car and it wouldn't start.
> > It is just below freezing today and the car started fine. Drove 4 miles
> > to the school, dropped him off. Got back in, turned the key, got both
> > and generator lights, fuel pump ran and stopped. Turned the key to start
> > position....nothing. Not a peep. Tried many times then locked the door
> > and walked to work.
> > Is it possible that the cold weather is doing something to the starter
> > might change when it gets a few degrees above freezing? I have had ZERO
> > issues with starting this car in the cold and sub-freezing temps. After
> > all, it started at my house and I drove it this morning.
> > The car isn't too far from work, but I DO have to work today so dealing
> > with it is going to be interesting. Any suggestions ?
> > - Bryon, '71 Fastback
> > ps - sorry to just ask without doing a lot of research. My time is
> > today to get it running. I searched the archives but my key words
> > narrowing threads down very fast. I'll keep looking.....
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