Won't stop cranking

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Won't stop cranking

Postby 71Goon » Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:49 am

I went to start my car this morning and the battery was dead (my brake lights were left on from testing something). I tried to jump from my DD and all was fine at first (though it didn't want to start) but then after one attempt I released the key and it just kept on cranking. The only way I could get it to stop was to disconnect the battery. Did I fry my solenoid or starter maybe? Ignition switch? Voltage regulator?

I did recently pull my heater out as well, but I wouldn't think that would have an effect on starting - wires aren't connected but there are no exposed wires either.

If it's not one flippin' thing...

Thanks,

Tim
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Re: Won't stop cranking

Postby draker » Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:24 am

Could be a mechanical issue with the starter... or it could be an issue with your ignition switch.
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Re: Won't stop cranking

Postby 71Goon » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:20 pm

Must have been the solenoid - a few whacks with a hammer fixed it.

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Re: Won't stop cranking

Postby izzo » Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:21 pm

lol. Time for a new starter mang.
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Re: Won't stop cranking

Postby 71Goon » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:21 pm

Yup - there's a guy not to far away that has a gear reduction starter that I'm hoping to get sometime this weekend.
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Re: Won't stop cranking

Postby 510freak » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:23 pm

71Goon wrote:Yup - there's a guy not to far away that has a gear reduction starter that I'm hoping to get sometime this weekend.


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Re: Won't stop cranking

Postby 510freak » Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:24 pm

71Goon wrote:Must have been the solenoid - a few whacks with a hammer fixed it.

Tim


the bigger hammer fixes everything ;)
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


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Re: Won't stop cranking

Postby Ni10 » Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:28 pm

when you was trying to crank it over and you let go of the key, did the key return to the run position ? Sometimes the ignition switch can get a little sticky from age.
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Re: Won't stop cranking

Postby 71Goon » Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:34 pm

Ni10 wrote:when you was trying to crank it over and you let go of the key, did the key return to the run position ? Sometimes the ignition switch can get a little sticky from age.


My ignition switch leaves a lot to be desired but it was definitely the starter.
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Re: Won't stop cranking

Postby datsunmike » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:54 am

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My Datsuns, like good friends, have never let me down. At least in any way that was not understandable and thus fixable.

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