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Old January 9th, 2009, 06:36 PM
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HELP! another won't start thread... stuck in Boulder

Okay, this has happened before (sort of) hop in to start the thing and it seems to be all fine but when I turned the key there's a click and nothing. Later I tried again and magically it started like there was never a problem in the first place (this was like 6 months ago).

This time same nothingness but I don't know when "later" is and I need to be able to get my ass home.

I have a very limited number of tools at my disposal now but I need some suggestions on what to check/try... anyone... please...
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Old January 9th, 2009, 07:32 PM
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Check the connections to the starter/solenoid. If they are loose it can cause an intermittent fault.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 07:37 PM
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You can probably start it on compression to get home as long as there is some power to the fuel cutoff solenoid.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 07:42 PM
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You can probably start it on compression to get home as long as there is some power to the fuel cutoff solenoid.
Hey sorry... I don't understand this one? start it on compression?
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Old January 9th, 2009, 07:45 PM
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Yeah, put it in first gear, get it rolling with the clutch in, then when you have a little speed, release the clutch to start the engine.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 08:28 PM
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okay... yea, sorry, brain fart apparently

now to see if I've got enough muscle to push start this bad boy on my own

Follow-up Post:

well it turns out that either I'm too big of a wuss to push start it on my own or it can't be done... now to crawl under and see if it's a starter motor connection

(anybody have any other suggestions?)

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Okay... um...

Now I'm feeling really stupid.

My manual is at home... where the hell is the starter motor? I crawled under and expected it to be right there (I've replaced more than my fair share of the things on Chevy pickups) so where is it on a Defender?
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Not to change the subject, but I wish I was "stuck in Boulder" - my home town
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Old January 9th, 2009, 08:36 PM
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Not to change the subject, but I wish I was "stuck in Boulder" - my home town
except that I'm currently unable to go and DO anything here... and I need to get my butt home... ugh!
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Old January 9th, 2009, 09:19 PM
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where are you stuck in boulder? my brother lives there and can prob help. what's your number I can send him your way
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Old January 9th, 2009, 09:29 PM
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I'm right near the 29th street mall on Walnut... phone number is 303-570-3100

wife is now driving the hour up here to rescue me though I'll probably just end up coming back tomorrow to try and get it started and home

(and where the hell IS that starter motor...)
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Old January 9th, 2009, 09:34 PM
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drivers side, looking from the front like 1:30


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Old January 9th, 2009, 09:44 PM
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starter is probably done. If you have checked connections and everything else, you can always beat the crap out of it and probably get one more start. The local auto parts store can test it for you or you just put a meter on it to see if it is getting power. If you can get a push from anyone that is near, you should get going. Make sure the key is on.
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Have your wife tow start you. Drag truck and pop the clutch in gear at 5-10mph. That should get it started.

Use a tow strap.
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Could be something a simple a corroded battery terminals or loose connections at the starter. Sometimes a good "rap" or 2 on a bad solenoid, with a small hammer, can get it to "kick in" a time or two, but don't trust it to last!


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Old January 10th, 2009, 12:08 AM
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alright... so I made it home and tomorrow will be a joyful day spent checking out the starter motor... I'm hoping it will be just a bad connection...

Thank you to everyone that replied... special thanks to Beckmann who sent his brother (and friends) to come give me a push (started right up once you got it moving I think I owe them each a beer and probably Beckmann too if he's ever in Colorado).
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Not to change the subject, but I wish I was "stuck in Boulder" - my home town
Me too! Jonathan, you're a Buff right?
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Me too! Jonathan, you're a Buff right?
Durango here!
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I was just there this summer. I traveled all around CO this summer and spent a couple days in Durango! That bagel shop in town sure makes a mean breakfast sandwich.
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No problem, glad you got it going. I was suprised my brother made it over there once I realized it was friday.

My 90 is currently in Tampa but I will have it back out for the spring, we will have to get together and do some trails.
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Shane, are you from Durango?
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