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Not a Fiero, but you guys can help! by MickeyAsh
Started on: 11-24-2003 01:45 PM
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Last post by: Jim Porter on 11-26-2003 01:28 AM
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Report this Post11-24-2003 01:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MickeyAshSend a Private Message to MickeyAshDirect Link to This Post
Hey guys! On a side note, I drove the my 86 GT with the '97 3800SII SC about a week ago for the first time... very pleased, it still has a few bugs to work out. But for now there's a larger problem at hand. While the swap is going on I'm driving an '88 Chevy Blazer S-10 to and from work (it's a 2.8l V6, hence the relevance to you guys =) ). Went out to crank it today and she rolled over about twice under the starter's power, then "click!"... the lights dimmed and the starter stopped turning. So I let go of the key and turned it to 'start' again, and this time I got chattering from the starter and dimmed lights. And finally I tried it again, key to off, key to start and this time only the solenoid clicked, no chattering, no engine rotation. Went under the car and tapped the starter a few times, tried starting again to no avail. What's my course of action? Thanks guys.
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Report this Post11-24-2003 02:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Steve NormingtonClick Here to Email Steve NormingtonSend a Private Message to Steve NormingtonDirect Link to This Post
Does it start with a jump?

Mostly likely is a dead/drained battery.

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Report this Post11-24-2003 02:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for naskie18Click Here to visit naskie18's HomePageClick Here to Email naskie18Send a Private Message to naskie18Direct Link to This Post
If you can jump it, let it run for a while, see if it'll charge up the battery. If it dies after you remove the jumper cables, or if you remove the cables and it runs for a while and then dies, it could be an alternator problem, your alt. may not be charging the battery. How many miles on the battery and on the alt (and the starter)?

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If it does die after removal of the cables, it isn't necessarily an alt problem, it could be that the battery won't charge, as well.
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Report this Post11-24-2003 03:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for azfieromanClick Here to visit azfieroman's HomePageClick Here to Email azfieromanSend a Private Message to azfieromanDirect Link to This Post
Sounds like a Battery or Allternator problem to me, I had this same problem in my FORMULA. Lucky for you, they are both more accesable in a blazer than in a Fiero to replace
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Report this Post11-24-2003 05:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for James Bond 007Send a Private Message to James Bond 007Direct Link to This Post
As azfieroman says dead battery or alternator.First check to see if the alternator belt is still there,then clean the battery cables to make sure you are getting good contact.Call you local auto parts store and see if they can test your alternator.Most likely it's the battery though, because they don't last very long compared to an alternator.
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Report this Post11-25-2003 09:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for TraisClick Here to Email TraisSend a Private Message to TraisDirect Link to This Post
i work at auto zone we test alternators and batteries for free. jump it and swing bye one
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Report this Post11-25-2003 09:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Francis TClick Here to visit Francis T's HomePageClick Here to Email Francis TSend a Private Message to Francis TDirect Link to This Post
10 to 1, all you have are dirty connections on your battery if it starts with a jump. Don't assume they'er good cuase they look OK. Take the dam things off and clean the connectors and the battery real got with a wire brush.
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Report this Post11-26-2003 01:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Jim PorterClick Here to Email Jim PorterSend a Private Message to Jim PorterDirect Link to This Post
Won't crank over?
I'll go with the most likely first:
If it will jump and start...
Dirty/corroded battery terminals. This is very common. The battery will not charge effectively with dirty/corroded connections. The battery will drain.
Loose battery cables.
Dead Battery. Usually without major warning.
Alternator belt loose. Tighten.
Alternator defective. You can replace the diode packs in a 88 chevy yourself.

If it will not jump start...
Battery cables corroded or broken.
Starter problem.

Not much left to check.

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