I cleaned the ground from the transmission this morning. I am going to replace the ground on the battery as it just looks crappy ...... I have another battery I charged overnight and will replace it when I get back from O"reily....
Thanks for everyone's help.
I am running a hot start realy that Bob installed 4 years ago....
I'll post as soon as I get these things done today. Trey ----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter Albarian" <pcalbar@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2006 7:09 AM Subject: [tcb] Re: (HOU) Glen Rose 9/22-24,2006
When I'm having the sorts of problems you are mentioning in my splits, I've learned over the years that the best, first, and simplest check is the battery. Typical car parts stores and battery specialists have worthy load testers and test at no charge; they hope to sell you a battery. They are good about showing you what the test shows, in my experience, and are honest. The other suggestion I've heard mentioning is a starter relay. The advantage to one of these (especially with a 6 volt system) is that the power doesn't need to go so far (back to front to back) to reach the starter. Since I believe you are running a Bay, I would start with the battery check, and then guess your starter solonoid is starting to go bad.
That's my $0.02,
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-----Original Message----- From: evilscientistboo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2006 04:04:38 To:tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tcb] Re: (HOU) Glen Rose 9/22-24,2006
10.5 is too low. Probably the battery is failing. The ford solenoid trick may also resolve the issue but have thebattery tested.
-----Original Message----- From: "Trey Jung" <treyjung@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: 9/16/06 7:25 PM Subject: [tcb] Re: (HOU) Glen Rose 9/22-24,2006
I'm all for leaving Friday sometime but I just jumped in it and the bus would not start....
Last week it did the same thing when I jumped in it to go the anti-meeting Friday night, I got under it and hit the solenoid as well as the starter and even turned the engine by hand with a socket and it finally turned over and started.
I measure the volts at the battery just now and they are 10.5 volts. ...a little low but:
Radio works, head lights work. Turn the key and nothing (no sound) ...... I notice that when I turn the radio on and then I then the head lights on, the radio stops....turn lights over the radio comes on but still no sounds (like the engine trying to turn over)