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dxeflyr 08-23-2005 07:17 PM

Dead Bronc! HELP!
 
Drove my '93 home a couple of days ago, shut it off, went into the house to get something, got back in truck, and it wouldn't restart. I got a couple of cranks before it acted like the battery was dead. So far I have had the battery and starter tested, which both were good. I replaced the fender mounted solenoid, still dead. I pulled the starter and tried to kick it over once, nothing. All I am getting are some loud clicks from under the hood. Sorry I can't be more specific, but there's only one of me so I can't be under the hood to isolate the clicks. Tried to jump the fender solenoid to see if I could isolate click, sounded like it was somewhere lower and aft of the solenoid, but I don't know. Has anyone else had this problem? Any ideas on what has possessed my normally dependable Bronco? All help is appreciated, I'm going nuts.

FoundOnResDead 08-25-2005 12:32 AM

Re: Dead Bronc! HELP!
 
Try looking for a bad ground or ground wire off in that area. I just fixed a 1986 bronco with the same problem and it turned out to be a ground wire was off. Use a DVOM (digital volt ohm meter) and test from the battery positive to the engine block, while having it set at VDC and see if you have 12.0 to 12.6 volts.

thane 08-27-2005 06:17 PM

Re: Dead Bronc! HELP!
 
I once had the same thiong happen in my 82 bronco.
Swapped out the positive and negegative cables and it started right up.
hoe it works.


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