Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Castle Rock, Colorado
Success!!! And it was nothing I would have suspected. Fuel pressure was ~ 32, so I had fuel and spark, and the car would turn over but not even catch at all to try and start. I was stumped like none other. Recently in driving it to work, it would have a crank, no start situation, but eventually start after 30 seconds or trying. This is why I wanted to remove the kill switch thinking that a short in it can be the issue.
I have had the car for 13 years and remembered how when my old battery died, the car would turn over but not start. I knew it needed some juice to get going and heck, that was like 10 years ago. Could that be the issue? No, it turns over!?!? Figure before I tow it to someone and pay a mechanic to diagnose something, which I haven’t done since the 1990s, as a last ditch effort, I hooked up jumper cables to a known good new battery. It worked!!! Bought a new battery and has been running no problem and fires right up. Still no heat, but I’ll worry about that later.
Moral of the story: if you can’t remember when your battery was replaced, do it. These cars need a lot of juice to start and I think my trickle charger was masking a crappy old battery!
1985 Spider Graduate
Last edited by marcanders; 03-30-2019 at 05:33 AM.