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Old March 18th, 2017, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whole electrical system dies when turning over?

Hey guys, was wondering if anyone could help out.

All my electronics work totally fine, dome lights come on, alarm, all that good stuff. I put the key in and switch it to accessory, still everything turns on just fine, but when I try to turn it over and start the engine, I hear the starter click then the entire electrical system dies. Take the key out and set it to accessory again, everything turns on just fine.

I thought it was a bad battery, changed the battery and still the problem persists.

I thought maybe it was the starter, but I hear the starter click when I turn it over plus it will sometimes shut off the electrical system before I even try to crank it.

Bad connections maybe? They had been working fine and then randomly this started, I never moved them.

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I've come to the conclusion that it's the terminal clamps. I tried taking them off and cleaning them up a bit, put them back on, and now I have 0 power even for the accessorys. Tested the battery and it still has power. I don't think it could be anything else.

I'll try to nab some new connectors as soon as I can.
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Bad contact on the ground. Over time the oxidation of the contact (-) on the battery. Just take off the contacts with the battery. Strip fine sandpaper. Contacts can lubricate any grease. Then all assemble and tighten the bolts. And you will have happiness.
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Yep, connectors were shot. Well, just the negative. Weirdly enough, I turned it upside down and that worked, car started up just fine. That'll work well enough so I can drive myself to the auto parts store and get new ones.

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I had a similar problem and came to a similar solution. Battery connection was weak. Glad you got her running again.
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