2879Doug's intermittent no start update - Final (I hope)
- Oct 3, 2004I had at the rest of the electrical start path yesterday. After cleaning up
the ignition switch contacts, I cleaned the battery terminals. As pointed
out by various listers the myriad of add-ons at the positive terminal were
pretty dirty, but not too bad at the actual electrical contact area. I took
the opportunity to flip the cinch bolt so they wouldn't be sticking out from
under the cover.
Then I moved on to the solenoid wires - and the wire for the engagement
connection (from the ignition) fell off in my hand. DOH! It had a bit of
surface corrosion and was WAY loose. What a ridiculous contact scheme for
that circuit. Should be a bolt-on. I cleaned it up, pried the squeeze strip
inside the connector so its tight on the solenoid spade, and hopefully I'm
good to go.
Thanks to all who took the time to help me out. On to the rusty bits...