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Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-15-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By sgweiner
This is all very helpful. Thank you, team! My '82...

This is all very helpful. Thank you, team! My '82 has become an outdoor car since the '74 Fiat moved in, and she's not been happy about it...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-15-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By sgweiner
Thank you

I ended up sanding the connector at the negative battery terminal as there was some corrosion, and it started right up.

It's all very strange - I still can't figure out why it wouldn't give any...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-13-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By sgweiner
Sorry to revive an old thread, but looking for...

Sorry to revive an old thread, but looking for some clues from any of the electrical gurus out there.
1) Battery completely charged.
2) Starter relay installed.
3) Turn key to first position, all...
Forum: Electrical, Chassis & Lighting   12-02-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By sgweiner
I certainly would be happy if it wasn't the CSI...

I certainly would be happy if it wasn't the CSI given the price of these things (and I did change it a couple of years ago - I was surprised it's failed again). What were your symptoms from the bad...
Forum: Electrical, Chassis & Lighting   12-02-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By sgweiner
Never mind - I figured it out. My cold start...

Never mind - I figured it out.

My cold start injector was to blame. I finally got spark but no fuel. I had no fuel through the CSI either. I finally unplugged it to test the connector with a...
Forum: Electrical, Chassis & Lighting   12-01-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By sgweiner
HELP!!!

Okay, my Alfa Amici - I am really, really stuck.
I thought I had the solution with a bad ground but now my poor spider completely refuses to start.

A recap:
Symptom - turns over normally and...
Forum: Electrical, Chassis & Lighting   11-22-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By sgweiner
I know - I always like to know the solutions,...

I know - I always like to know the solutions, too!
It wasn't quick and cheap - new battery, new starter, new flywheel sensors, new coil, dizzy, plugs, wires, fuel pumps, hoses ;-)
And in the end it...
Forum: Electrical, Chassis & Lighting   11-22-2017, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By sgweiner
Ah - I figured it out. It was a bad, corroded...

Ah - I figured it out. It was a bad, corroded ground near the ECU. I thought I had caught all of the grounds. Per the L-Jet diagnostic, the ECU only needs 10-10.5V while the starter was active, so "C...
Forum: Electrical, Chassis & Lighting   11-20-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By sgweiner
Thanks - I think the problem is that 11.4V isn't...

Thanks - I think the problem is that 11.4V isn't enough to kick on the L-jet ECU so no start, unless I'm mistaken with that value.
Forum: Electrical, Chassis & Lighting   11-20-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By sgweiner
Yep - when it's charging it's solid red. When...

Yep - when it's charging it's solid red. When it's nearly charged it flashes green, and then when it's (supposedly) charged and in storage mode it's solid green - it appears to be functioning as per...
Forum: Electrical, Chassis & Lighting   11-20-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By sgweiner
Quick battery question

My spider ('82 L-Jet) has been relegated to living outdoors, and it doesn't like it. In protest, it won't start.

Battery (Bosch) is new as of 6 months ago. With no load on it, fully charged with a...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   08-21-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By sgweiner
THANK YOU

Just a quick thank you and follow-up for everyone...

The problem was at the fuse box. One of the relays had a bunch of wires that were shoddily put together and I think 2 or 3 of them were...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-28-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By sgweiner
Graham, Your thoughts were good ones. We...

Graham,

Your thoughts were good ones. We found the in-line fuse by the coolant expansion tank and it was, indeed, both blown and also badly corroded. However, jumping that didn't fix the problem....
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-27-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By sgweiner
Excellent thought! However, I'm certain the...

Excellent thought! However, I'm certain the ignition switch had been changed at some point. There are red, yellow and black wires coming out of the main wiring bundle, and they were soldered to the...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-27-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By sgweiner
Sorry it's not the best picture - the car is at...

Sorry it's not the best picture - the car is at my friend's house and I'm already back home. The picture below shows the area.

So the wires to the right (with the x's) go to the ignition switch.
...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-27-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By sgweiner
No - I'm not sure - I was going off what I saw in...

No - I'm not sure - I was going off what I saw in the ridiculously complicated service manual. I saw another pic here that refers to the green/black you are talking about:...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-27-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By sgweiner
Still stuck - any other ideas?

Following the instructions above, I changed the relays and that didn't fix the problem.

I then isolated the ignition switch wires. The switch seems to work (no continuity between red and yellow...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-23-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By sgweiner
Thank you!

I'll give these suggestions a try. I sure hope it's just the relay...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   07-23-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,544
Posted By sgweiner
Non-starting '89 Spider - ignition switch?

Hi AlfaFriends,

I'm trying to troubleshoot my friend's 89 Spider not starting. He drove it for an hour yesterday, parked it and then it wouldn't start.

It appears that everything that doesn't...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-04-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By sgweiner
Thank you

This is the kind of advice I was looking for - I have been trying to make sense of why it would start just as I was letting the key go. It's the same symptom now with 2 batteries (one brand new) so I...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   06-04-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By sgweiner
Reluctant to start spider

I'm a little stuck with my RED '82 Spider (fuel injected). It has a symptom where it will usually start right up when it's cold. However, if it's a little warm it just doesn't want to start.

The...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-10-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By sgweiner
Well, 5 months after the last post, I just wanted...

Well, 5 months after the last post, I just wanted to conclude with the solution, in case it helps another knucklehead like me. I pushed the car to the side of the house to store it for the winter and...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   11-23-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By sgweiner
Grrr- another mystery without an answer

After posting, I went back to the garage and tried a few more times - nada. it sounded like the click was from the starter. Then, I turned on the lights, left them on, and cranked and it turned right...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   11-23-2016, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By sgweiner
82 Spider won't start

I'm hoping one of the electrical gurus on the BB can help me.

1982 Spider (fuel injected)

Battery is fully charged. When I turn the key one click everything works (light, radio, etc). When I...
Forum: Car Restoration   10-18-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,267
Posted By sgweiner
Interesting car! The Gordon actually appears to...

Interesting car! The Gordon actually appears to be a Giugiaro design but was built by Bertone. Can't beat that heritage!
The rear quarter looks distinctly British, like an old Aston Martin.
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