It won't turn over but the lights are working tho
Just because the lights work does not rule out the battery. Take the battery cables off, remove the battery and have it load tested. If ok, since the cables are off look at the ends of the cables and clean them if necessary, Reinstall the battery and try to start. If it cranks over your battery or connections to it was the problem. If it does not start you will need to check voltage to the starter. I would recommend using a volt meter but a 12v test light may also be used. Check the voltage to the large cable connected to the starter solenoid, make sure you have battery voltage (12volts). Next hook your meter to the smaller wire on your starter solenoid, this is the crank signal wire. With someone holding the key in start position check for voltage to the wire. Should have 12volts.If you have 12v on this wire then your starter is getting proper voltage and needs replacing. If no voltage is present the you will need th check that feed circuit. Could be a neutral safty switch or clutch switch(if you have one). Even the ignition switch could be bad. If no voltage is present on your solenoid signal wire get a wiring diagram and check voltage from switch to starter. Good luck!
Mar 13, 2010 |
1986 Chevrolet Camaro