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1982 SC won't start

Just came back from a DE @ Pocono-car ran flawless-shut car down to make room in garage and now the car won't start.

Charging system checked out as I had the battery replaced less than a month ago so that's good;fuel pump is running; no noise whatsoever from the starter.

What's up here? Starter solenoid?

What is really frustrating is that I just did a major service about 2 months and am starting to look at some later model c2 and 95 993 coupes and selling the SC.

Suggestions please.....

Old 10-09-2005, 03:31 PM
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did you try to hit the starter with the hammer to see if it jammed?
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wait an hour or so and I bet it will start up like nothing happened.

Heat soaked starter.
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No luck Paul. I think my starter is shot-shouldn't it be making a clicking noise at least???

Any relays or fuses I should be checking??

PS-I forget to mention my dashboard blower motor went bye-bye on saturday.
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Check to make sure the solenoid wire from the ignition switch is on nice and tight and that you're getting juice to it from the ignition switch when cranking,

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I would unscrew the battery posts, clean them with a wire brush, ans rescrew. Sometimes, a ohmic drop there will prevent the starter from kicking in. Hapened to me...

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Happened to me when once in my 78, I pop started it and it has been fine since.. figured the starter was locked up somehow.
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If the starter were bad, wouldn't it be making a clicking noise?

There is no noise from the starter whatsoever.
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Check the 14-pin connector on the driver's side of the engine compartment. Perhaps it is loose.
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Mine made NO noise at all, just heard the fuel pump going. All connections were good, assume it was a stuck solonoid or something. Can you roll the car and start it where it is?
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I would repeate Jim's advice. Check the 14-pin connector at the fuse panel in the engine compartment on the drivers' side. The fat yellow wire that goes through that connector is your starter circuit. I once had this same problem and it turned out to be a dirty pin. Clean the heck out of that pin.
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"Clean the heck out of that pin." Pins are silver plated so only use a no. 2 pencil eraser to clean. Pin fit can be tightened by spreading them at the crossed slits using a razor balde.
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Gary-I rolled the car and it started-that is how I got it into the garage-and after I shut it off it wouldn't start again.

Jim and Superman-I will check that out after work; I did a DE and the car was out in the rain all weekend; however it ran flawlessly right til it died in the driveway.

Thanks boys!
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Had a similar situation. It was after a long run in the dead of Summer. Waited a while and it started no problem! It did not make any noise - just nothing. Not that uncommon, from what I've gathered.
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did you try to hit the starter with the hammer to see if it jammed?
I tapped the solenoid with a hammer and it started right up!

Should I replace the solenoid now or is it an isolated incident?

Thank you all....
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