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1980 chevy van / no power between battery/starter


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03-09-04, 08:29 PM   #1  
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1980 chevy van / no power between battery/starter

juice from the battery to all other parts of the van. Starter taken out & tested... works 100%. Turn key, all functions work except the starter will not turn. Cleaned terminal ends, all good. Is there a hidden fuseable link that I am not seeing? or is it in the ignition?Nuts on starter fasten properly... it's driving me nuts. Any suggestions????

 
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03-09-04, 08:34 PM   #2  
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sounds like to me a bad cynlinoid

 
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03-09-04, 08:43 PM   #3  
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thanks dude !!

I'll try that... but won't that hamper the starter from turnning over period? The guy at the garage put it on the tester and it ran perfect. Thanks again for the immediate response

 
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03-10-04, 12:41 AM   #4  
If the starter tested good it can't be a bad soleniod.

Check with a voltmeter or test light to see if you have power at the small wire that goes to the soleniod.

Report back with you findings

 
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03-10-04, 04:23 AM   #5  
Yes check for power at the small wire at the starter while someone holds the key in the start position.If you have power there it should crank.

 
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03-10-04, 05:40 AM   #6  
Thanks Dave for adding that important info about turning the key!, too early for me

 
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03-10-04, 09:24 AM   #7  
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found the problem

checked out what you suggested. Starter is fine along with solinoid. Battery had enough juice to turn other items on but not enough to crank,so off to buy a new one. It's 3 years old and has endured very cold winters. Once again thanks for your help..this site is great and I think it will become part of my favorite list.

 
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03-10-04, 10:05 AM   #8  
Glad to help!

 
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