[T3] no start -- but just drove it!
spinningrooves at gmail.com
Fri Jan 13 09:54:32 PST 2012
found this: http://www.hallvw.clara.co.uk/starter.htm
thanks Dave :) reading now
On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 9:43 AM, Bryon Garvin <spinningrooves at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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.
> - Bryon
> 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
>> > It is just below freezing today and the car started fine. Drove 4
>> > 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
>> > 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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