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Old 04-24-2014, 01:27 PM   #1
holdtyte

 
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Hi, Have a problem hoping someone can help me. Have an 02 Conv. That won't start. The starter just clicks. Have a new battery (load tested it to make sure it was good), Changed the starter, Checked the wiring for the solenoid and starter main power. good continuity. If i bypass the ignition form the solenoid connector beside the battery it does the same thing. While it is clicking the battery neg. wires get warm to the touch. Any ideas?
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Ron
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Old 04-24-2014, 03:18 PM   #2
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How many miles? I only ask because, if you're sure the wiring is good, that sounds a lot like a problem I had on another car, and unfortunately it ended up being a seized engine. My thought is the wiring would get hot if the starter can't turn the flywheel. I would try turning the crank by hand from the pulley with a breaker bar (or ratchet with a pipe) on the bolt that holds it in. I think it's a 12 or 13 mm bolt. If it doesn't turn with a little effort then you've got a more serious problem

Also possible you got a bad starter if you bought from a parts store. Not unheard of, especially if it's remanufactured. You might take it off and take it back to wherever you bought it and have them test it.

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