[V8] Untimely death of the $400 v8?? we will see tonight..

Tim Hollister grey_wolf_x at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 4 10:14:42 EST 2006

nope.. it runs now but we dont trust it yet.

when it wouldnt start you could clearly hear the starter engage the flywheel.

maybe this is the first symptom of alfred e. newman syndrom

--- Kent McLean <kentmclean at mindspring.com> wrote:

> Tim Hollister wrote:
> > at 5am it wouldnt start.. still wont turn. 
> > at 4:30pm it runs.. no evidence of any problem. 
> It's a dog. I'll give you $250 for it. :)
> If you say "No", then I'd suspect an electrical gremlin. Based
> on my sad history, I'd look first at the ignition switch. But
> then, when I had a "won't start, won't even click" situation
> with my 100 S (V6, auto), I replaced the switch to no avail.
> It turned out to be the starter.
> Cleaning electrical connections is cheap (but time consuming).
> Go for the obvious first: battery connections and connections
> to the starter motor.
> I would have also guessed it may also be tied into the automatic
> transmission interlock -- it thinks you're in gear so won't start,
> but then it shouldn't go click, either.
> My 2 cents.
> -- 
> Kent McLean
> '94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
> '89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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