I have an 88 IROC (5.7 liter / 700r auto) that has a starting problem. Here is some of the history around this problem: I haven’t started the car in several months and yesterday I started it (very slow but it did start) and moved it from my back yard to the street and shut it off. Then tried to start it again and the starter wouldn’t turn the motor over. It just “clicks”. Tried jumping it, no go, replaced the battery, no help. Today I pulled the started and solenoid and bench tested the complete assembly, and both of them seam to be fine. Solenoid does it’s thing and the starter spins. Voltage gage reads about 10 volts but the battery is charged (both batteries).
Does anybody have a clue as to what could be wrong?
I have code reader, but that won’t help now, the battery has been disconnected and the memory on the computer has been reset. I have heard about the starter / heat problems on third gens and I think that could also be part of the trouble, but it always started before.
Mark (A.K.A. Z28 Mark)
Remove the started again, and thought that the starter was bad (just not enough torque to spin the motor) and replace the starter and solenoid, new rebuild unit does the same thing as before.
Checked continuity of GND cable 00.0 ohms. Starter(repair shop) people claim that there is a relay some where in the circuit, but my manual shows nothing like this.
Hey friends, I’m stumped, Does anybody have any suggestions?
Mark (A.K.A. Z28 Mark
[This message has been edited by Z28 Mark @home (edited 10-03-2001).]