I was moving my Maxtor and it slipped through my fingers, hit the ground. It wasn't plugged in or anything like that, it was completely disconnected from the power when it happened. When next I tried to run it, I just get a faint whirring sound, like the drive is starting up but then gets caught and doesn't finish. I decided to take a look at it and unscrewed it and pried the case open, and looked inside it. I took the screws off the metal enclosure for the drive and have attempted to get the metal off, but it won't open all the way, like it's stuck to something else. I was wondering if there is anything else I can do without paying hundreds of dollars.
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To be sure it is the kill switch is easy enough to figure out. But first lets go over how it works picture a ground wire being touched to your spark plug wire the spark would follow it to ground before it got to your spark plug. That is what happens when you hit the kill switch it completes a circuit that sends your spark to ground rather than to your plug. So if we know for sure we are not getting spark to the plug then we only have to disconnect the kill switch to determine if it is the culprit. Pop out the kill switch on most models it just takes a screw driver. when you do look to see if the spades are touching if they are separate them and see if you have fire at the plug sometimes this is what causes the failure. If not proceed with plan A remove the switch and tape off one or both of the spades that connect to it as if they touch it is the same thing as an engaged kill switch and your spark will go to ground. Try the engine again. Are you getting spark to the plug if so then replace the kill switch. if not then follow your wires back to your coil at the flywheel are there any bare spots or is the spade at the coil touching anything. If so repair the wiring or adjust the spade and try again. if still a no go then you have a bad coil
I am not familiar with that modle, but generally i would raise the car and support it securly. Then if there wasn't a drain plug, i would remove the pan from the transmission ,following instructions from a good service manual. hope this helps
I had that problem on the exact same vehicle but before I completed diagnosis it got hit in the rear and totaled. Ill give you what I had and my additional thoughts so you can take it from there..... The two terminals on the safety switch that are connected when starting, do not supply power to the relay but a ground. If you take the power distribution center apart, you will find one connector on the starter relay has two small black wires going to it. that is ground. What I did, since I did not have time to find out why the ground wasn't being completed was to run a momentary switch (push button) to that connector. That completes the ground so you can get it started. If you use a permanent connection and just ground it, the check engine light will come on so don't do that. So, you could either do that, or find which lead on the neutral switch supplies the ground and just make a new ground there or find which original ground point isn't connected well. Terminals B and C on the switch connector are the two you will be looking at. one goes to the relay the other to ground.
The lock you can move with your finger is part of the manual lock. You may have broke or disconnected the electronic part of the lock when you hit the deer. The only way to tell is to take the door panel off and check the wire and plug to make sure it is plugged in. Also you need to test it for power from the wire. I know if the latch motor is bad it is not to expensive ( used or new from a part store).
Try disconnecting it shutting down your computer do a restart once your computer is up and running again plug the storage drive back in it may look for a driver for it or just start working you can check it by going to my computer left click then you will see it if it installed. If not leave plugged in and hit the power cord on the drive or unplug the drive again and back in if it will not start up it is time for a funeral for it. Last resort is go to devices see if the device is listed if so it may have a ? mark by it or a yellow symbol if this is the case insert the CD that came with it and hit update driver be sure to always check go on line as well for drivers. It is either a driver issue or a power issue or a bad storage device. John
Portable hard drives are usually plug and play which means all you have to do is plug the divice into any USB port, wait a couple of minutes for the computer to recognise the drive and it will either auto play (a small screen will show on the desktop asking what you would like to do) or you will see in My Computer/Computer.
To protect yourself and your car, disconnect your battery before doing any kind of work that involves the electrical system of your car.
1. Remove the alternator/serpentine belt, either by pushing the spring loaded belt tensioner back using a 15mm wrench (a pain in the arse), or by cutting it with a knife (much easier), seeing as you should replace it during this process anyways. 2. Completely remove the bolt on the top left of the alternator using a 15mm wrench (viewing from front of the car) 3. Loosen (you don't need to completely remove) the top right bolt using a 15mm socket and extender 4. Remove the lower mounting bolt from the alternator (also 15mm), you may wish to temporarily remove the coolant reservoir (13mm bolt, I think)for easier access to this bolt and the belt tensioner. 5. Disconnect the two wires attached to the alternator, one is a plug, the other is a screw on type. 6. Finagle the alternator out of the engine bay, (once again, easier with the coolant reservoir out of the way)
Now complete steps 1-6 in reverse order, the only part that should require much force is pushing back the belt tensioner, you will need a 15mm box end wrench (get the longest one you have available out for torque), as a normal socket wrench won't have clearance, and be careful not to let the wrench slip and hit the hand you are using to slide the belt on, you could end up with a broken finger.