POSSIBLE WIREING PROBLEM

  • Tiny
  • DfwDude
  • 1989 Mazda b2200
  • 17,500 miles

I have a 1989 Mazda B2200 truck. Several months ago I removed the engine. A month or so went buy before I got a better engine put back in, then a few more months went by before I got around to connecting every thing. Now I am having some problems with getting the electrical correctly hooked up.I have searched and printed out every wireing diagram I could locate but none of them really give me a clear concise picture of what I need.
When I use a key (or a remote starter) to crank the engine it barely responds with maybe one or two slow rotations.
The battery is new, I have even tried with another battery to make sure. The starter is good and I am now at a loss at how to proceed.
What are the possible things I need to check? A fuse? A inline fuse? Wired wrong or incomplete?
What? Help please.
I know some will say to just junk it but the truck has sentimental value and would like to keep using it as a farm truck.
Thank you for any advice.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 AT 8:46 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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Check ground connection make sure clean and tight

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 AT 9:00 PM
  • Tiny
  • DfwDude
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I cleaned both battery posts, the ground for negative side of battery and the connections and posts on the starter.I can hit the button and motor cranks a slow turn or two and stops.

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 AT 10:33 PM
  • Tiny
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Check ground to engine and body. Do you have a Volt meter?

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 AT 10:44 PM
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The one I had is no good, I will get another and do tests.

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 AT 11:04 PM
  • Tiny
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O.K. Do you know how to do a voltage drop test?

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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 AT 6:37 PM

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