| Originally posted by Gator@May 15 2005, 09:47 AM |
Does the car crank but refuses to start when this happens or does the engine not turn over at all?
It turns over fine, and even tried to start last time. Messd with it today , labeled some wires to check when it happened again and noticed I only had 11.6 volts at the main relay. Went over to the jump point on the right fender and had 11.6 there also. Checked the old battery and it had 11.6. It should have at least 12.5 or 12.6 if it had a full charge. Anyway this is another one of lifes many lessons. Check for the most common thing first. It always turned over fine, and the alternator was putting out a cool 14.0 volts so I just "figured" the battery was happy. After seeing this today I am almost sure it was a weird battery pronlem. If the battery voltage drops enough on start, with the starter loading it, there will not be enough voltage to make the ecu happy and that would not close any of the relays, or maybe some. Why it was intermittin , I don't know. Time will tell.