Interesting dilemma, sudden No start, but will crank like crazy.

Huw Powell human747 at
Fri Mar 8 00:36:04 EST 2002

> Quick question to the listers, I own an 84' 4000S Quattro, My battery dies so
> I want to charge it back to life, No being charged, the car sat for a day, I
> reinstalled the battery and tried to start the car and nothing. The car will
> crank like no tommorow but will not kick over, I checked the connections to
> the battery leads but nothing

Start with awful fact that the book value of the car is lower than the
cost of a new battery...

Does it have spark?  Is the fuel pump running?

Have you disconnected all the electrical connections under the hood,
cleaned them, and reassembled them with dielectric grease?  18 years
takes it's toll on all that underprotected wiring...

Huw Powell

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