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Old 02-24-2009, 08:32 PM   #1
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Don't let this happen to you!!!!

I was backing out of the garage the other day, girlfriend was yapping away and my foot slipped off the clutch.....bam, stalled it. No biggie right? Go to start her back up and nothing. Now don't get me wrong, I had all the bells and whistles, just no starter turning. I check all the fuses, clutch safety switch and nothing.......So, I push it back in the garage(lucky eh?) and commence to checking everything, here is what I found.
Do you see this little wire?

Well, it goes in a plug that clips here.....

As you can see, the wire pulled out of the plug, therefore cutting power from the igniton to the solenoid on the starter.

So be aware of this. If you look, that wire seems to have a lot of stress on it. This is a factoy thing too!!!
Oh yeah, if this does happen to you, don't touch this wire to the pos side of the battery when you have jumped the clutch safety switch and the key is still forward with the car in gear...........Trust me If this helps you, toss some rep points, that will help rid me of the embarassment factor.


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Old 02-24-2009, 08:35 PM   #2
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I"ll be darn...Glad you found it !!!
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for some reason I cant see the pics. can you post the direct link?
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i had the samething happen on the harness to my alternator it sucks but simple fix though
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Did you replace your rear engine mount? I've heard the stock one is soft enough to let the engine slam into the firewall and break the intake manifold.

Thanks for the tip, but how do I give you rep points?
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It would have taken me forever to find that, GOOD JOB!!

Darn gf's, see what they make you do....lol
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Nice find ... +1 Browny Points for you Missourileo.

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Glad you found the problem, and good to hear you didn't inadvertently run yourself over while trying to fix the problem (it sounds like that is what you were getting at).
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had same issue with my alternator cable that goes to the battery.
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for some reason I cant see the pics. can you post the direct link?
They seem to be showing up fine....maybe you need to hit your computer with a hammer a couple of times, I heard that helps.

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Did you replace your rear engine mount? I've heard the stock one is soft enough to let the engine slam into the firewall and break the intake manifold.

Thanks for the tip, but how do I give you rep points?
No, I haven't yet, but I am looking for a good set of mounts that aren't overpriced. As for the rep points, you click on the thingy to the left, under my name where it says rep(2).....thanks
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