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Old 21-11-2017, 07:45 AM
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Starting issue

Hi all,

First , does any one know a good auto elec. in Melbourne that knows muscle cars?

Since I bought the car 2.5 years ago, I've been having a "ghost" starting issue

Sometimes when I turn the key, it just goes CLICK and nothing.

Do it again, it starts fine.

This only happens once in every let's 20 turns. Hot and cold , no difference.

Since I bought the car, I had the original starter rebuild, new battery terminals , new battery,new MSD igntion and leads

Still happening.

It pisses me off as I am paranoid that one time it will just not start ..

Any ideas? I was told it sounds like weak connection at the key ..
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Old 21-11-2017, 08:27 AM
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Wade ... 0413 353 006

Many on here in Melb have used Wade. He is mobile but also has a shop next door to Stylerod in Kilsyth
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Old 21-11-2017, 08:47 AM
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Thanks Chris.
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Old 21-11-2017, 04:35 PM
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Yep - Wade was great. Is in the USM recommended suppliers thread. Can't offer any suggestions on the issue other than pulling the ignition barrel and testing it / ensuring connections strong? Dunno.. I hate electrics
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Old 21-11-2017, 07:06 PM
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I am assuming the battery is in good condition, with good, clean battery cable connections.

The 'click' syndrome can have a few causes:

[1] excessive resistance in the solenoid cct, usually a purple wire in GM cars. Could be the ign sw, neutral sw, bulkhead connector etc.
[2] hold in cct inside sol is faulty
[3] sol contacts worn
[4] Starter itself, loose wire, worn brushes.

The starting cct design was not one of GMs shining engineering achievements...
Chrysler got it right by using an ign relay. Ford did the same, but used an ugly, heavy relay/sol.

You can bypass much of this excessive wiring/resistance by fitting a 60 amp relay that activates from the purple wire. Through the relay terminals, relay switches battery +ve direct to the starter.

Relay, Jaycar # SY-4074, $9. 28mm square.
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Old 22-11-2017, 09:00 AM
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Thanks all, thank you Geoff.

Yes battery is new, and cables etc are all new

I had the starter completely rebuild 6 months ago.

I will call Wade and let him work it out.

I have a gut feeling it is something around the key , purple wire like you said.
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Old 22-11-2017, 07:32 PM
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The ign switches do wear out. I had to replace mine in my GTO.
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