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Engine will not turnover

Hello I have a 66 Sunbeam tiger that has sat in the garage for approx 1yr. The battery has not been conected during that time and was bought new approx 8mmths ago. I have connected the battery and there seems to be power in there also for additional boost I have jump started it from another car. The car doesn't turn over there is just a click when the ignition key is turned. I have also put car into gear and rocked the car to and fro (suggested by someone). Tried again and still the same problem, just a click and no turnover. I have now also noticed clutch peddle hits the floor when previously it was ok . Has anyone any ideas before the car is taken to the garage. Much appreciated in advance. Thomas (had to choose make and a model in order to post)

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  • broomhouse May 29, 2009

    Thank you for help I shall take your advice and let you know of the results.


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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    to old, no one but the old foggies like me even know what this is.



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The battery could be charged... how do the terminal connections on the battery look? Are they clean? Is there signs of corrosion? I would remove the battery terminals and clean them with a battery terminal cleaning brush... even a light coat of corrosion can screw up your electical connection and the "click" can be from not a good solid clean connection.
One trick in a pinch situation I've had success is to take a small sheetrock screw and screw it into the crack between the battery terminal post and the battery connector.... if this improves the situation, then pull the battery terminals and clean them.
Also make sure the battery ground is properly connected at the other end of the ground cable (usually the negative on the batt).

If for some reason your batt is fine, and the starter is just unable to turn the car over due to possible tightness of the motor from sitting, take the spark plugs out and squirt some Dexron type trans fluid in the cylinders... not too much but enough to coat the top of the piston and soak around the rings...
let it soak overnight and then try to turn the engine over with the plugs out... ... let me know what you find... hope this solves your issue. let me know after.

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