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GroundingI had a similar problem with my Ford about 10 years back maybe this will help. Check all electrical wires, that may mean unwrapping the bundles. You may have a serious short to ground somewhere, you may be able to locate it by disconnecting one component at a time ( IM thinking alternator or voltage regulator ) and attempting to start it. In my case two wires were chaffed and touching each other inside a bundle. check all items that have power when the ignition is turned on but not to start. ( it may be only when you turn the key to start something like the starter solenoid but theres not much that can go wrong otherwise.) You can check your voltage to see also since a battery with no load will register 13 or 14 volts and as long as you have a short it will read 11 or 12 volts. Check also for good grounds, Battery to engine and battery to frame ( engine to frame too to be sure) check the starter motor,sounds to me like it's dragging.
2010-04-03 13:24:07
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