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Old 04-05-2011, 01:56 PM
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ballast resistor Problem?

I was bump clicking the starter relay on my 73 plymouth working on getting it on TDC, while doing it i forgot to do something just took a min, but when i went back and was going to try it again, when i hit the relay just Bumping it, using a screw driver it quit, just clicks the starter solenoid. Cant figure it out, battery new checked at 12.7 volts cleaned all contacts still the same like not enough juice to kick in the starter. could the ballast resister do this? I know what there for but im trying to eliminate all things while i wait for warm weather if thats going to ever happen. I thought of starter relay itself but im a little lost, i did try the key, same thing. Next time i go out im going to try to jump big wire on starter to small one on solenoid, that should tell me if its there or before the starter causing this, worked great about 4 bumps in then just quit.. Thanks, Ron.

I forgot to add if it makes a difference in this case, It has an acell coil. About like MSD..

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Old 04-05-2011, 03:30 PM
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The ballast has nothing to do w/the problem you're having- it just drops voltage to the coil when the engine is running.

You may just need to tighten the connections at the solenoid, check the grounds. There's an outside chance a fusible link burned out.
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Check connections and i would stick a charger on it and and try it, see if it turns then with juice to it. JMO

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Thanks much guys, I ordered a high TQ starter and going to pick up a couple ballasit resister might even get the starter relay. Everything is about 85 bucks, may as well do it right. I am thinking its the soloinoid but its 3o plus dollars and i can get the starter with one on it for under 60 so go figure. Thank you all much!!! for your time.Ron..

P.S. someone send some warm weather over here!
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Check connections and i would stick a charger on it and and try it, see if it turns then with juice to it. JMO

Cole
If thats your car in the avatar there, she do look sweet buddy! I have a 82 Camaro i need to paint this summer, my plymouth is one thats just about done, hate the little jobs going back together after paint. Ron.. My car pretty dirty here, had just put it up for winter but if you like Mopar this is the one im workin on.. Dirty but hey..... picture i scanned wasent that clean either scotch tape on top. lol.
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Thanks much guys, I ordered a high TQ starter and going to pick up a couple ballasit resister might even get the starter relay. Everything is about 85 bucks, may as well do it right. I am thinking its the soloinoid but its 3o plus dollars and i can get the starter with one on it for under 60 so go figure. Thank you all much!!! for your time.Ron..

P.S. someone send some warm weather over here!


That ballast resistor has absolutely zero to do with your problem, you would get just as much help by changing a tire as changing that resistor!
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That ballast resistor has absolutely zero to do with your problem, you would get just as much help by changing a tire as changing that resistor!
No Argument at all, as usual i didn't explain EXACTLY...
Im getting 2 of them, Ive had them go out, and i like to keep one in the car just in case, there was a few times i wished i had one! I did not at the start think it was but that is why i asked, BECAUSE, ive learned stranger things then this causing problems before, all this did is put my thought to rest with it. Thank you, have a good night. Ron
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