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Old 02-09-2018, 01:31 AM   #1
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I have a 2000 GT with a 2.1 Kenne Bell blower. I have had some recent battery and power issues and today it led to my car being towed back to campus and sitting in the parking lot. It currently has power to unlock and lock doors, headlights, radio. inter cooler pump, etc. but it can not even turn over. When I try to start the car, it no longer even makes a clicking noise.
Last week it died while driving and was losing amperage from the alternator to the battery. My dad and I wired a jumper wire from the alternator straight to the battery and it fixed the voltage issue. But that didn't last more than two miles down the road as it just died while driving.
Does anyone have any recommendations on what possible issues can be and how hard is it for to access the starter with the car jacked in the air. P.S. I do have a tubular front suspension if that helps. Thanks for any possible help
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:41 AM   #2
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Starter is easy to get at with the car in the air. Super easy. The hard part is that top bolt if its still in there.

However... you probably fried something doing that rig fix... Hopefully it wasn't the ECM or something else that is tough to replace. Why you don't just wire **** like that without getting out a diagram and figuring out what is wrong...
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You need to test the alternator and battery. One or both has failed.
Also, make sure that all of the ground connections are tight.
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battery connections/voltages are what I would be looking at 1st...
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Old 02-11-2018, 11:55 AM   #5
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no longer a clicking noise because your battery is flat and no cranking amprage..

power issues are generally fairly simple to diagnose.

not to be a jerk. but from the posts you've added , id say find a good shop and take it there. youre going to do worse before better. i tried to learn to cut my own hair, i still goto a barbers, lol catch my drift....

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I told him to take it to a shop over a month ago...
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I did not have time to take to a shop and I was able to fully install the supercharger and it runs fine. The cable running from the alternator to the fuse box got loose, and it caused the car to die. I tested voltage at alternator and battery when running and off. I knew how to get to the starter, but that top bolt was going to be hard to get to with only tools in my trunk and in a parking garage. I have removed my starter many times, just wanted to know if there was an easier way.
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All your problems started after the blower install correct?

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The problem started because a wired a relay for the pump for the intercooler and the bolt loosened up can caused it to not get power from the alternator back to the battery
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Glad it was something simple!

Other than the electrical gremlin, how does it seem to be running after the KB install?
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I don't have a tune or gauges yet so not driving it too hard until then. But acceleration is nice and I can hit the holes in traffic pretty well. Hoping to have tune and gauges by summer so I can drag race when I am back at home.
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I don't have a tune or gauges yet so not driving it too hard until then. But acceleration is nice and I can hit the holes in traffic pretty well. Hoping to have tune and gauges by summer so I can drag race when I am back at home.
No A/F gauge? I like it lol. Always fun dealing that card.

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DIY KB install with no idea what the AF is and no boost or fuel pressure gauges? I too like to live dangerously...

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scotty........who needs gauges or a tune when you go by the whine of the blower....

hey at this rate youll have a diy engine re and re under your belt, thats always exciting.....

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