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Old July 21st, 2016, 04:16 PM
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Won't Turn Over

Soooo, trying to go to the Happy hour and of course today is the day the rig wont turn over.

Sounded like there was no juice to turn over the starter but the lights are bright, the radio strong, so it doesn't seem like that is it (at least from my other dead batteries).

This has happened once before and after a couple hours (including about 30 minutes of trying to jump it with no luck) the rig turned over randomly.

Any ideas of what I need to wiggle, jiggly or otherwise plead with? Kinda frustrated right now.
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Old July 21st, 2016, 04:19 PM
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Soooo, trying to go to the Happy hour and of course today is the day the rig wont turn over.

Sounded like there was no juice to turn over the starter but the lights are bright, the radio strong, so it doesn't seem like that is it (at least from my other dead batteries).

This has happened once before and after a couple hours (including about 30 minutes of trying to jump it with no luck) the rig turned over randomly.

Any ideas of what I need to wiggle, jiggly or otherwise plead with? Kinda frustrated right now.
It could still be the battery. I have had batteries die suddenly like that. Literally never a problem, to completely dead.

You can try giving the starter a hit with a hammer too

If you have a volt meter check voltage between positive and negative. Also check voltage at the hot lead on the starter. >= 12.6v If there is no juice there, check on the starter solenoid. If that is good check the ground by probing negative terminal to starter body.

You hear a click?
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Old July 21st, 2016, 04:25 PM
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If you have a test light put it on the little spade on the starter, turn the key and see if the test light lights up. If it does the starter is bad, you can roll start it or try hitting it with a hammer...
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Old July 21st, 2016, 05:09 PM
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If you have a test light put it on the little spade on the starter, turn the key and see if the test light lights up. If it does the starter is bad, you can roll start it or try hitting it with a hammer...
Brian mean hit "it" the starter with a hammer, not the windshield, we know it is frustraiting.

We still have a few of the 3.1 KW starters that will spin the engine like a sewing machine and they also fit the TDI engines if/when you upgrade
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Old July 21st, 2016, 05:31 PM
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This happened to me on an old mini truck I had. It would start fine most times then just randomly not. Turned out i just needed to add some copper washers to the battery terminals. I don't know a ton about cars but I guess this just helped make better contacts. Its something easy you could try anyway.
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possible ignition switch failure?
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possible ignition switch failure?
using the test light to the spade on the starter will tell you that, if there isn't a light then it's between ignition switch and spade, if it lights then it's the starter.
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Old July 21st, 2016, 11:06 PM
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Welp, I guess I learned that in a diesel that needs good cranking you can still have enough juice to run the lights full bore, and radio without weakness but not have enough to turn over the engine.

Replaced the battery and all is right with the world. Bummer it caused me to miss the NOVA Rover HH tonight though

Thanks for all the tips everyone!
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