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Old 11-05-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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car won't start

When to start my car today. It had no power, I jumped it and drove it home. Then turned it off and had no power again. The battery positive cable gets hot. The guy who helped me jumped out said when it started the pos cable sparked. I've been checking connections but found nothing. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:14 PM   #2
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Sounds like altanator or bad battery.cold weather wears them out
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:19 PM   #3
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I'm guessing it's a battery, I upgraded my alt maybe a year ago
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Take it somewhere and have them test it.any auto store will do it
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Same happened to me 2 weeks ago ... It was the battery
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:11 PM   #6
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It's the starter. Sob to get off. Any suggestions to get the top bolt off? I'm about to just take the header off
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You need a universal and an extension to effectively reach that top bolt.
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It's the starter. Sob to get off. Any suggestions to get the top bolt off? I'm about to just take the header off
Do you have longtubes or stock/ aftermarket shorties? I jack the car up, pull the passenger side tire off and go at it through the wheel well with a LONG extension. You might have to sort of fish the socket onto the bolt but it's manageable
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:02 AM   #9
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Do you have longtubes or stock/ aftermarket shorties? I jack the car up, pull the passenger side tire off and go at it through the wheel well with a LONG extension. You might have to sort of fish the socket onto the bolt but it's manageable
I have stock right now. I might just pick up some new headers if I'm gonna take them off. I was going to do that next month but now sounds good haha
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I have stock right now. I might just pick up some new headers if I'm gonna take them off. I was going to do that next month but now sounds good haha
Well if you get longtubes, which you should, get or make a heat shield for the starter. Reason being longtube headers pretty much incase the starter lol and they get much hotter than stock headers and will heat soak your starter causing it to fail.
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Not sure what type of starter your car has but getting a PMGR starter is a win win situation. Someone correct me if I'm wrong but its weight reduction, avoid heat-soaking the starter, less current drawn, and longer lifespan.
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How does everyonee feel about mini starters
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:48 PM   #13
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So starter wasn't the problem. Im lost. I took the battery out put it back in and I had full power. Went to start the car, heard a click and lost all my power. Tried again and same thing. Click no power. Heelllpppppp
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Check your grounds and make sure the terminals are clean
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:47 PM   #15
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Check the ground on the battery post to make sure it is good.had this happen to me before.wasnt getting a good ground to chassis
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