Question about 1994 Chevrolet Corvette
Drove fine , turned it off at the gas station and wouldn't start back up. no cranking over, absolutely nothing when you turn the key, not even a click, checked the battery, checked the small fuse boxes by the battery (2) of them were for the ignition, but nothing else for the starter......any ideas?
I had the same issue this morning...ran yesterday just fine, but this a.m. when I went to start...nothing. No dash lights, no click, nothing except some odd ticking from the dash(?) ~ weird. Anyway, replaced the battery...starts like the champ!
Changing the battery is a bit of a challenge, but I found a GREAT step-by-step on http://www.corvettemagazine.com/2001/october/battery/bat1.asp
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
Had a similar problem with my 1991 vette. It turned out to be a dead spot in the starter. Had the starter replaced and never had the problem again.
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
When tried to start my 94 corvette in driveway would not make
a sound. Turned out to be ignition switch (down in the
steering column). Had to have it replaced.
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
Dunno if it is your problem but have had this same 'died without warning' effect from nothing more than a corroded battery clamp or terminal at the starter with the same problem.
A cheap multimeter will tell you if there is any life at all and by measuring at the terminals when having someone turn the key, then doing the same at the clamps themselves will tell you quickly if it is simply failed contact at the battery.
If the battery measures ~ 12.6 volts with no load (nothing turned on) and still the same with the key turned to start, then the terminals are at fault.
Something I have never seen before happened to one of our sons just yesterday; his Optima (costly) battery lost contact INSIDE of the battery!
It measured zilch until we dropped it on the ground (on purpose) then it measured normally 12.6 VDC.
We reinstalled it and again, as soon as he attempted to start the Jeep, even the underhood light went out and didn't come back on and the battery again measured 0 volts.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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