I have no clue why and the local mechanic has looked at it about six times and still doesnt know what is wrong with it. i have a battery shut off switchon it now, but it is a pain in the but and i was hoping you could tell me what to check.
First i would back check all of the power wires and make sure they haven't melted. if all your wires are okay then i would get your alternator checked. If your alternator is bad then your motor is running straight of your battery and it won't hold charge for very long.
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you have a problem with the timing i suspect ,an older person like yours truely here would sort this in seconds with vehicle in front of them so i suggest you ask a local old pensioner mechanic like myself to have a look for you ,these youngsters would have no idea as their is no plug to connect the computer too ,let alone allow for the play on the distributor in setting up the points to get the dwell right,best of british from spain with your classic car project from
No idea offhand to be honest i would need my head under the bonnet to know what wrong .could be anything from the gauze filter in the fuel tank on the bottom of the fuel pump becoming chocked up and leaving the car allows it to drop away to a faulty pump overheating or the contacts ,maybe even a ignition module overheating ,Best advice is ask a local mechanic to have a look for you as normally these early opel corsas with the 4 cylinder engine are bullet proof they are even valve free if the timing belt snaps .
Something is draining the battery, or either the alternator isn't putting out to keep the battery charged. A local shop can usually check it for free and let you know if it's the alternator. The other is a shortage somewhere which will be a pain to trace down.
You can have the alternator tested for free at your local parts store...easier if you can drive it to the auto parts store:) Sounds like it is the alternator...in rare cases the starter can have a short that causes this drain...but usually takes overnight...my guess again is the alternator...Is the timing belt scheduled for a change? This repair is not for the meek...Hope this helps.
something is wrong with fuel delivery system ,this could be anything from a mass air flow sensor to a fuel delivery pressure problem even a blocked fuel filter ,best advice is to ask a local mechanic to have a look
You have a new battery and it cranks. Turning over is cranking. You are saying it won't start after sitting for six months? What is an old mechanic? Was the cable installed at home during the one year layoff? It sounds as though you failed to hold the old mechanic responsible for installing the correct cable or adjusting the one you have ,so it will start. You have a safety switch issue by the sound of it. Make sure you have the right cable and then find out how to install and if applicable,adjust properly
it may not be the battery you ralternator may not be charging your battery enough to deal with the cold weather drive it to a auto parts store and they can check them both in the car for you and tell you what is wrong as for your brakes it is probably time to change them and/or the rotors
the way our taking seem like bad alternator it doesnt charge enought so you drive on battery only so everything is dimmer when you press the brake its worst you ask even more power from the battery to a point were battery died that why it doesnt start you it FIXYA our problem thanks pierre
i shoul not afect any thing unless you replace the batterie with the car runing, and some radios have antitheft code if batterie die or disconect the radio will ask you to type a code in order to work again but most of times it display the worl code on the digital screen