POWER DRAIN ON START

  • Tiny
  • Paul Simit
  • 1996 Buick Roadmaster
  • 99,000 miles

Power drain on start. Starter already checked and fine. Dash lights all light up when ignition turned on. SWhat might cause this?

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 3:37 PM

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  • Tiny
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Please explain. Does the starter work? Has the battery been load tested? Need more info

Roy

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 3:39 PM
  • Tiny
  • Paul Simit
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Yes the starter works, even replace battery with another battery. Same condition exist, all lights in the dash light up. When I step on the break pedal, the horn will go off.

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 4:52 PM
  • Tiny
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The car will not turn over and it clicks like a huge power drain

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 4:55 PM
  • Tiny
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Does the motor turn by hand?

You said it cranked? Now it wont? Please explain

Roy

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 5:00 PM
  • Tiny
  • Paul Simit
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It appears to be shorting out. The starter wants to crank but won't. Would a defective pass key cause this situation?

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 5:41 PM
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Motor will turn manually.

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 6:08 PM
  • Tiny
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Any ideas?

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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 6:26 PM

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