11-13-2004, 07:45 AM
Nothing as meaning, no lights, no fuel pump buzzing no anything really. I am pretty sure my battery is dead, but I think it might have been drained by a exposed wire since the interior of my car is totally gutted right now, that or maybe a main fuse that I tripped in the process makes my car not want to do anything. Thanks if you have any insight. I might have the problem solved, but wont know until later today.
11-14-2004, 09:47 AM
starter but I have never heard that fast clicking sound before (5-6 clicks pers second) upon key turn in the ignition. Lights and everything work with the battery charged, I just dont know how it would've gotten drained in the first place.
11-14-2004, 10:29 AM
also how much charge did you put in the battery? Does the volt guage drop to nothing when you go to crank it over?
11-14-2004, 05:54 PM
Would the ignition switch make it click like that?
11-14-2004, 08:21 PM
Seems like the same situation, dont know if the ignition switch had anything to do with mine but i ended up replacing it and getting a new battery. It was broken some so only a matter of time before total failure
11-15-2004, 09:09 AM
Here's what I think is happening:
1)You go to start the car. Battery has enough power to pull in statrter solenoid.
2)Solenoid pulls in, and completes starter power circuit.
3)Battery isn't fully charged, so voltage takes a dive because of the increased load.
4)Voltage goes so low, solenoid can't hold in any more, so disconnects starter load.
5) Voltage at battery rises again, as big load is gone.
6) As the key is still turned to start, Return to step 2. Cycle continues until the battery dies, or you let go the key. (You've basically built a simple 'buzzer' circuit!)
Solution: More battery power (Charge it more, jump it, or new battery)