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I need non-fiero technical help! by Iron_Mark_2003
Started on: 01-26-2007 04:08 PM
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I'm a mechanical moron when it comes to cars and locating the problem. The car was running fine 2 nights ago. The battery seems fine, all the lights go on with full power. No problems there. When I turn the key however to start the ignition, the lights all dim down and it makes a BEEEEEEEEEP noise. I can't understand why it would be the battery though. It's not as if its a clicking noise, and when I return the key from the ignition position the lights are full and bright still. I don't know what the hell is going on.
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is this a newer car? gas or deisel?
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Report this Post01-26-2007 04:12 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Iron_Mark_2003Send a Private Message to Iron_Mark_2003Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Pyrthian:

is this a newer car? gas or deisel?


LoL, new!? What's that!? No, it's a P.O.S. I drive a 1983 dodge ram. My wife drives the new car. I'm just a slave.... Yes, it's gas.
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I'd have the solenoid checked. And the wires from the ignition switch to the starter. Then the ignition switch itself. Not in that order per se, but I would be checking those.
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is the starter trying to turn over?
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Originally posted by Finally_Mine_86_GT:

is the starter trying to turn over?


Yep, but it gets worse try after try.

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Report this Post01-26-2007 04:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Finally_Mine_86_GTClick Here to Email Finally_Mine_86_GTSend a Private Message to Finally_Mine_86_GTDirect Link to This Post
got another car to try a jump to see if she starts? my guess is you may have a dead cell in the battery. if the starter tried to engage and the battery dims like hell... that's what i would try first
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now a dead cell will let the car/truck start and run but if you leave it running for 5 minutes and it wont restart... definately a dead cell in the batt.

if your in ny right now... don't bother... wait til tomorrow... lol... too cold.

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Cold? In New York? Why I'll have you know it's a chilly fifty degrees here now. Cold? Sheesh. Y'all don't know what cold is. Hahahahahahaha

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Originally posted by whadeduck:

Cold? In New York? Why I'll have you know it's a chilly fifty degrees here now. Cold? Sheesh. Y'all don't know what cold is. Hahahahahahaha



Cold Now, Sheesh.

Itís -2 F at 6:30 PM right now.

If your hands ainít sticking to the tools itís not to cold yet.

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Report this Post01-26-2007 06:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofetishClick Here to Email fierofetishSend a Private Message to fierofetishDirect Link to This Post
I had the same with my 89 Dodge Ram..it was the starter motor..it eventually burnt the battery because of all the power the starter was trying to draw..well, it SOUNDS like it, anyway..
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Report this Post01-26-2007 07:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tutnkmnClick Here to Email tutnkmnSend a Private Message to tutnkmnDirect Link to This Post
I agree with Nick. My Dad loved Dodge and we went through something similar several times over the years. Ended up being the starter each time.

The only Mopar we could never figure out was the Plymouth Valiant he had, would never start if it were raining. Went through everything on that car, points, new distributor, everything! Well, it's long turned to rust (or turned into a Toyota) by now, good riddance!
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Originally posted by AquaHusky:

I'd have the solenoid checked. And the wires from the ignition switch to the starter. Then the ignition switch itself. Not in that order per se, but I would be checking those.


Too Much Trouble, It's most likely the battery. The lights need about 15 Amps to light, the starter needs over 100. It could also be a starter shorting to ground. If your truck has the solenoid on the fender touch the small stud with a wire comming from the battery +. If you dont get any noise, and the battery is good then the starter is probibly open.
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Too Much Trouble, It's most likely the battery. The lights need about 15 Amps to light, the starter needs over 100. It could also be a starter shorting to ground. If your truck has the solenoid on the fender touch the small stud with a wire comming from the battery +. If you dont get any noise, and the battery is good then the starter is probibly open.


Yeah like Fierofetish said the battery, starter and generator all work together, when one goes bad it affects them all. A new battery may give a bad starter some new life but you are still harming the new battery and generator. Just some food for thought.
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Report this Post01-26-2007 08:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for twofatguysClick Here to Email twofatguysSend a Private Message to twofatguysDirect Link to This Post
Check for a dirty battery post, got me the same way on my truck once. Check tight etc.


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Report this Post01-27-2007 09:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Finally_Mine_86_GTClick Here to Email Finally_Mine_86_GTSend a Private Message to Finally_Mine_86_GTDirect Link to This Post
figure this one out yet?
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