Question about 1982 Chevrolet El Camino
I put new headers on my 350 engine and got the car started. It sat all winter because I didn't get the headers on before the first cold snap (I don't have a garage), so I waited until now to finish the job. After I got the pipes on, I started the car and let it run for a few minutes, then noticed the alternator belt was loose, so I stopped it and tightened it up. After this, I tried to start it again, and it won't start, also I don't seem to have any electric power at all. The battery is fully charged and all of the other electrical parts and wiring are in good shape......anybody got any suggestions?
Make sure your battery wire is tight. Then make sure the wires at the starter are tight. I have had to go out on calls for "failed" starters and found either the starter loose and/or the wires were not tight. Have fun with your ElCamino. I have a 65 I am restoring.
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
My suggestions: Loosen slightly the alternator belt so that a slight slack is present .this will ensure starter is not unnecessarily LOADED and turns the engine fully for it to start .
Posted on May 31, 2008
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