Motortopia: Where your passion parks

Motortopia: Where your passion parks.

Why Join Motortopia? Connect with other enthusiasts... Chat! Add Friends! Challenge! Private Message!

  1. cars
  2. bikes
  3. boats
  4. planes

Cars > BillG’s Garage > Blog > Almost stranded

 

BillG’s Profile Photo

BillG

M –65
Houston, Texas
United States

 

BillG’s Blog Posts 1 – 5 of 7

Back on the road!
Fri Mar 13, 2009  |  comment
Almost stranded
Wed Apr 23, 2008  |  1 comment
Bad vibrations
Mon Mar 17, 2008  |  comment
Back on the road!
Thu Feb 7, 2008  |  comment
No juice
Tue Dec 4, 2007  |  comment

View Blog

Advertisement

Almost stranded

By BillG

I seem to have developed an intermittent starting problem. Ran a few errands the other day, and stopped for a bite to eat. When I climbed back in the Lafer to head home, turning the key gave me only two red lights on the dash and a whirring noise. The motor wouldn't catch or turn over. After several more tries failed, I was about to call Hagerty for a jump or a flatbed tow when I decided to give it one last chance. To my relief (and utter surprise) it cranked right up, and the engine ran smoothly all the way home.

The next day, however, it did the same thing in my garage. I put it on a trickle charger for a couple hours and it's been starting OK since. Have to wonder if the trouble may be in my distributor, although it's less than a year old and appears fine.

Log in to post comments.

Read comments on this blog post 1 of 1

JerryandMary’s Profile Photo
JerryandMary
Apr 23, 2008 at 3:51 pm
Hi Bill
Not sure how the distributor could affect the starter (anything is possible). From here it sounds like a starter armature or starter solenoid problem. Of course it could always be a connection problem at either end of the battery cable that goes to the starter. That would be my only idea as a impartial observer.

Take care,
Jerry
 

view more

Download Drive Magazine Now!

Advertisements

    Special Offers & Deals

Advertisement

 

Cars > BillG’s Garage > Blog > Almost stranded

Print your passion at Motortopia.com (http://www.motortopia.com)