1988 Dodge Daytona 4 cyl Manual
I have a 1988 dodge daytona shelby z that I recently purchased and am restoring. The car started fine for awhile and then the battery died. I recently replaced the battery but then the unexpected happened. I have a feeling there is an electrical problem because the engine will crank over as soon as I hook up the battery cables to the battery(not when I turn the key and step on the clutch like normal in a manual transmission). I did have to put in a wiring harness and do some splicing so im sure it has something to do with this. I also had to replace the oxygen sensor connector and its possible I spliced the wrong wires together but im not sure that would make the problem I am having? Im thinking it could be a bad ground or a continuosly open starting circuit? I am not sure how this could be. The starter was taken out and bench tested so I do know that it works. It seems that the starter is getting direct battery feed and tries to turn over the car so I have to quickly disconnect the battery cables. I have also checked all my ground connections and they are secure. What do you suggest I do and where should I look? Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
have the same problem?
Monday, June 15th, 2009 AT 6:38 PM