I have a1979 Chevy Scottsdale. Have had some issues with engine power and acceleration, but biggest problem is that the battery keeps dying. Last week, while driving after getting it jumped off yet again, it sounded like my starter tried to re-engage and got stuck. Shut it off, noise didn't stop, had to pull battery cable to get it to stop. Mechanic said bendix in starter/solenoid was bad and that that would cause my battery to die, if the bendix was going bad it would drain the battery and that it finally went completely out that day. Replaced starter, jumped it off, ran fine except lost headlights and turn signals. Got it home and shut it off and wouldn't start back up again. Tested alternator, bad alternator, replaced that, still will not start unless it is jumped off each time and I still have no headlights, but replaced a fuse and got turn signals back. I am at a loss as to what to check next.
have the same problem?
Monday, January 20th, 2014 AT 1:20 PM