Still No Spark!!

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  1. 77TLCFJ40

    77TLCFJ40

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    CLC,

    When I turn the key... nothing. Not even a click.

    Here is the time line and what I have done so far:

    Ignitor Died on the way home from GSMTR
    Installed Pertronoix in place of Points & eliminated Ignitor
    Drove it home from Forrest - Noticed it was not Charging - ran well
    Checked Alternator - OK
    Replaced Voltage Regulator - Now Charging
    Jump started it and drove it to Sapaugh's - ran great - charged great
    Hard to start leaving Sapaugh's - noticed starter cable loose
    Tightened all connections - Would not start
    New Coil
    New Dist Cap & Rotor - both looked bad (burned) at cap to rotor connection
    Battery checked OK - Full Charge
    New Starter - Old one tested dead
    Rechecked all connections and block to frame ground - looks OK
    Ignition to ON......STILL NOTHING Not even a click.

    Ideas?? TIA

    I really want to get it running for this weekend!!!!!

    Lash
     
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    Clutchee I'm fun sized! SILVER Star

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    Did you look at the rust on the starter connectors? This could be the problem....
    Call me if you need help....I can come by and give you a hand...P.S. I will be needing help this weekend.......
     
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    Starter Solinoid??

    Is it geting 12v to the starter when you turn the key?
     
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    77TLCFJ40

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    Installed a brand new (rebuilt) starter yesterday before I posted. How do I test for 12v at the starter? What other tests do I need to run?


    Lash
    Electrically Challenged (among other things)
     
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    Go buy a $20 VOM and set it to "DC" put one lead on the frame or some other ground and the other lead on the starter cable. W/ the key turned to "start" you should get 12v to the starter. If not you need to check farther up the line and figure out why not.
     
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    Battery cables or terminals. Just so happens I know where you can get some good ones.
     
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    Battery cables and terminals are less than a year old with no corosion at all.

    Does anyone think it could be the fusable link? Parts guy at the dealer said to bypass it and see if it starts. If so order a new one next week for ~ $9.00.

    Brian is going to drop by tomorrow evening with a VOM to try and help me track it down. Thanks Brian.

    My next job is to figure out why all this electrical crap happened. Maybe it was just the stress of GSMTR and 1,000+ miles on an OLD truck. Maybe I pulled the wrong cable off the battery when having my new sliders welded on. I pulled the positive cable, but have since read that you should pull the ground! What's the right way to weld on your truck without frying your junk?

    Thanks for all the support.

    Lash
     
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    when this happens do the headlights work?
     
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    David,

    Lights work great, even with key turned to start or run position.

    How the hell do I bypass the fusable link??

    Thanks

    Lash
    My ignition system is a TARD!
     
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    You need a meter to figure this out. You could also borrow Greg's grass skirt and bag of bones but I think a meter will work quicker.
     
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