b.benz at charter.net
Mon Dec 17 12:34:31 PST 2007
Likely the battery.
On Dec 17, 2007, at 12:26 PM, Kneale Brownson wrote:
> Saturday a.m., when our ambient temperatures were in the low single
> digits, I went to start our 200q20v avant and only heard a click.
> Sounded like the starter solenoid click. So I had to take the
> wife's V8 to the ski hill because our spare V8 needs a new fuel
> line and our 200q20v has summer tires and no insurance because I've
> been planning to spend the winter working on the tired old (280K
> miles) suspension bits. Today I'm getting ready to bumpstart the
> avant with a tractor so I could drive it onto my hoist to check on
> the starter wiring and/or pull the starter, and I was putting the
> key in the ignition so she can turn it on and let the clutch out as
> I'm pulling the car, and just decided to try it. Started right
> up. Restarted a bit later OK too.
> So is it the starter on its last legs or bad wiring? Would the
> cold affect the wiring or is it more likely old, dried lube inside
> the starter?
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