'82 CGT, Electrical Problems

Grant Lenahan glenahan at vfemail.net
Sun Jan 6 17:09:42 PST 2013

You do know these cars have flaky ignition switches right?

I keep them handy.

Is there a starter relay? I suspect so.

I was going to suggest ground strap but apparently if you jump around the "hot" harness its OK, so that's likely good.

On Jan 6, 2013, at 7:59 PM, TWFAUST at aol.com wrote:

> Here is the short. I am bringing my '82 CGT out of prolonged hibernation.  
> It is the usual story, it ran well when I parked it. OK, two problems, the  
> starter and the fuel pump. The starter will not operate from the ignition 
> switch  and the fuel pump does not seem to run. I put a multi meter on the 
> exciter  wire to the starter solenoid and got such low voltage that I suspect I 
> was  measuring leakage. If I jump power directly to the exciter terminal, 
> the  starter operates normally. I had spark but it wouldn't run, so I checked 
> the  fuel pump. There was a deteriorated hose, but the pump doesn't seem to 
> run. I  did not check the relay.
> OK, I am not great with reading the wiring diagrams in my Bentley. Since  
> they are both powered of the ignition switch, that is a suspect. Are there 
> any  other points of electrical commonality between the starter and the fuel 
> pump?  Any diagnostic suggestions?
> Tom Faust
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