1987 Chrysler Le Baron No engine starting activity

Tiny
DEEB
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  • 1987 CHRYSLER LE BARON
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 46,000 MILES
Car has been sitting idle for 3 years. Jumper cables from booster car to cables in this car result in all electrical functions operating normally except for item in "subject". Note: no battery in "subject" car.
I have removed and checked all fuses with multimeter
and all are good. I have replaced an electrical item-
function & name unknown-that had caused starting/running issues prior to the 3 yr storage. #'S on this item are 715-13201 03206, it is approx 2" by 1.5" by 3/4" with a 1.5" by 1/2" section projecting down at one end. This latter piece has 3 electrical prongs into which an electrical plug from the engine attaches. Next to this electrical connection is a 3/4" tubular projection onto which an
air source/suction tube attaches.
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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 7:43 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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First, you should have a battery in the car you are trying to start. Chances are you are loosing too much power through the jumper cables. As far as the part, is it possible for you to take a picture of it and upload it for me to see? It sounds like a mass air flow sensor if it is attached to the air intake, but the part number is too old for me to check. See if you can up load the picture and get a battery in the car. I will see if I can find some of my older Chrysler manuals and find that part number.

Joe
PS: THe mileage is great on the car and is worth fixing. I got a new one in 88. One of the convertables. I sold it in 99. It has 4K on it and was never in the rain. I could kick myself now. I wish I still had it.
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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 11:33 PM
Tiny
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Your Lebaron with 4k and you sold it - - - - bend over - I'll kick you.
Picture and battery shortly. If it is a mass flow component would that prevent starting? I have one on my Porsche but if defective it only causes variation in fuel flow?
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 AT 9:31 AM
Tiny
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Installed fully charged battery - no change - all lights etc. Working normally but no starting activity.
Have pictures of item as discussed but having trouble uploading the pic # %*.

You will have to go ahead without pictures til I can forward same.

With a fully charged battery installed all electrical functions operating normally. But there is absolutely no starter cranking over.
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 AT 8:27 PM
Tiny
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What about ignition time delay relay causing the problem and how do I check it out
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Monday, January 4th, 2010 AT 12:42 AM
Tiny
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First, I am sorry that I didn't get back to you. I never received notice of your replying back to me. Regardless, yes, I sold my car with 4K on it, and regret it. As far as the picture, we'll worry about that in the future. I need you to test something. Have a helper turn the key to the start position while you check for power to the smaller wire on the starter. In the start position, you should have 12+ volts to that wire. If you don't, either the starter relay or the ignition switch is the problem.

Try that and let me know what you find. I look forward to hearing from you. Infact, I will let the group moderator know that I never received notes from you. Hopefully, I will get them sooner.

If you don't hear from me, please PM me from this site.

Joe
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Monday, January 18th, 2010 AT 8:55 AM
Tiny
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Jan 2nd -sent results of battery in car
Jan 3rd- sent? Re: ignition TDR.
Having received no response to either of the above I
checked other possibilities and found the braided ground strap on the starter had deteriorated. Replaced it and all is well.
If you check my other? To this site you'll note that all? Were answered and payment made.
I don't feel that I should be making payment for this issue since there was only one reply and the problem was solved without the reply since it arrived
approx 18 days after the questions were submitted.
Let the jury note the content of the one reply and the time interval for followup to my subsequent?
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Monday, January 18th, 2010 AT 11:22 PM

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