Truck does start now - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-06-2012, 12:27 PM   #21
Miotta FTW!
iTrader: (24)
 
Splitime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chicagoland, IL
Posts: 4,295
Total Cats: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by yellowihss View Post
This is actually usually caused by a weak starter.
The load causes the wire to get hot, which increases the resistance in the wire itself. It creates even more heat to the point that even when cold, the wire cant handle the amps.
Brand new tested starter. By cutting and simply reclamping the wire 2 inches down and it works perfectly now.

My issue was corrosion of the wires hidden within the clamps.
Splitime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 03:30 PM   #22
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Granbury, TX
Posts: 567
Total Cats: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Splitime View Post
Brand new tested starter. By cutting and simply reclamping the wire 2 inches down and it works perfectly now.

My issue was corrosion of the wires hidden within the clamps.
I actually had this problem on my 2003 mazda 6 a few months ago, everytime it rained for a few days or was really humid and I hadn't driven the car within 24 hours, it wouldnt start. The issue ended up being the same as splitime's, the wires insude the clamps on the battery were so corroded that enough current couldnt pass for the starter.
greenday3437 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 01:14 PM   #23
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,524
Total Cats: 27
Default

Common problem on the f150s is the big positive wire that attaches to the solenoid corrodes and basically breaks off of the starter. Give that cable a good wiggle and see if it either breaks off or has a lot of green corrosion around it. You can either replace the eyelet or the entire cable if you wish.

If it's not that, it's the starter itself.
flounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 02:18 PM   #24
mkturbo.com
Thread Starter
iTrader: (24)
 
shuiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 13,780
Total Cats: 1,106
Default

I just got the Truck started. Firstly I got out my Haynes manual and decided to see what it said about checking the starting system. It more or less told me to do all the same tests you guys did, except for it gave me pictures so I knew what to look for. I went up to autozone and got a battery terminal cleaning kit. When I took off the terminals their bottoms were covered white acid stuff. I cleaned all that off and then put the terminals back on the battery. When I went to start the truck it did the same thing. After that I jumped the positive from the battery to the ignition post on the starter relay. The starter would turn but the truck would not start. I figured I would try one more time with the key in and the truck in neutral. When I touched the relay the truck started right up. I tried with the key and it started fine. So thanks a lot you guys for the help. Time to head to harbor freight and buy asnd engine hoist.
shuiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #25
mkturbo.com
Thread Starter
iTrader: (24)
 
shuiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 13,780
Total Cats: 1,106
Default

So I think God does not want me to fix my track car. On the way to HF to buy an engine hoist my oil pressure in the truck dropped to zero. I pulled over into a parking lot and shut off the truck. I checked the oil level and it was fine. I am thinking my sensor died. Unfortunately I did not have any tools with me so I could not check. I will be going back in the morning and doing some test to determine if it is the sensor or not. I really hope that it is the sensor.
shuiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2012, 08:56 PM   #26
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -32
Default

hey bud glad you got your issues worked out hope all is well god bless
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 07:06 PM   #27
mkturbo.com
Thread Starter
iTrader: (24)
 
shuiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 13,780
Total Cats: 1,106
Default

So I had my local shop change out my oil pressure switch today. It was at a very odd location and a bitch to get to. Was worth the $20 to have them do it. Right when I pulled in front of my house the gauge started screwing up again. Here is a video of what it is doing. I am planning on going back to the shop tomorrow to show them the video and ask where I should start looking next.

shuiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 07:27 PM   #28
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -32
Default

hey brother I hope all of your issues work themselves out god bless
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 10:33 PM   #29
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,689
Total Cats: 560
Default

I would say ground. Seeing as corrosion was the culprit before, this may be more of the same.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012, 10:35 PM   #30
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -32
Default

that sounds like a good idea my main man! lars hope all this stuff straightens itself out god bless
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 09:02 AM   #31
mkturbo.com
Thread Starter
iTrader: (24)
 
shuiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 13,780
Total Cats: 1,106
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rleete View Post
I would say ground. Seeing as corrosion was the culprit before, this may be more of the same.
I will be checking my Haynes manual this afternoon to find all the grounds and in the next few days go through and check and clean them all.
shuiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 09:42 AM   #32
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,900
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

my altima does something simliar on the clt temp gauge. ive ignored it for the past 7 years or so.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 09:43 AM   #33
Elite Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Severn, MD
Posts: 1,927
Total Cats: 5
Default

I'll bet they put teflon tape on the pressure switch. It's grounded by the thread contact to the port.

Unless there's a 2nd ground for the gauge.
fmowry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 10:53 AM   #34
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -32
Default

lars keep us abreast to the situation with your truck we have you in our hearts god bless
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 02:21 PM   #35
mkturbo.com
Thread Starter
iTrader: (24)
 
shuiend's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Charleston SC
Posts: 13,780
Total Cats: 1,106
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fmowry View Post
I'll bet they put teflon tape on the pressure switch. It's grounded by the thread contact to the port.

Unless there's a 2nd ground for the gauge.
I will ask the shop about that this afternoon or tomorrow.
shuiend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2012, 02:24 PM   #36
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
pusha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 7,363
Total Cats: -32
Default

lars problems like these are best dealt with quicky like jesus said

hope it works out for you bro god bless
pusha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2012, 04:30 AM   #37
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shuiend View Post
So I think God does not want me to fix my track car. On the way to HF to buy an engine hoist my oil pressure in the truck dropped to zero. I pulled over into a parking lot and shut off the truck. I checked the oil level and it was fine. I am thinking my sensor died. Unfortunately I did not have any tools with me so I could not check. I will be going back in the morning and doing some test to determine if it is the sensor or not. I really hope that it is the sensor.
Oil pressure does not like you.

Do you own three vehicles now?

Buy the mazda 2 and you can be just like me.
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 59 12-15-2017 09:00 PM
Time to start learning and play with tuning The Gleas MEGAsquirt 3 10-01-2015 10:30 AM
Leaky Wilwoods mx592 Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 1 10-01-2015 01:45 AM
01-05 Fab9 PNP COPs (used) FrankB Miata parts for sale/trade 6 09-30-2015 12:48 PM
3rd Time's a Charm...hopefully. zephyrusaurai Meet and Greet 2 09-28-2015 11:59 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:32 AM.