My New Toy Broke Down !

Discussion in 'Capri Chit Chat' started by mk1 steve, 30 July 2012.

  1. mk1 steve

    mk1 steve Registered Capri Power Member

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    Went for a spin Saturday morning in my newly acquired Mk1, ran like a dream.

    Came home and parked outside my garage to 'fettle' 1 or 2 little things. When I came to start it, there was nothing, not even a click.
    It was as though there was no battery ! - Absolutely nothing when trying to crank.
    I reckon its a faulty solenoid as there is no voltage on the starter terminal when cranking. I've ordered a new one so watch this space !

    Luckily it happened outside my garage and not while I was out and about somewhere !

    The joys of Classic Motoring eh !!
     
  2. matty 1

    matty 1 Registered Capri Power Member

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    at least it sounds like a cheap easy fix mate
     
  3. Nick

    Nick A human. Being. Staff Member Forum Tech

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    Hope its a simple fix mate, its happened to me in the past, luckily a loose connection. :thumbup1:
     
  4. mk1 steve

    mk1 steve Registered Capri Power Member

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    Eureka !! - I've fixed it.

    Turned out to be the bulkhead connector on the drivers side, it err, wasn't connected !!

    Runs perfect now, even the rev counter is reading correctly. Probably reading incorrectly before due to the connector not being connected correctly !!


    Thanks for all your help and advice - greatly appreciated :thumbup1:
     
  5. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Electrical ??? what like .. bzztt Feck !!! Staff Member Moderator

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    Glad you found it, never thought of that connector myself ...
    now hope that the weather stays kind and you can continue and enjoy that baby...

    when you found it, did you grease the connexions before you re-connected, May save a future ill...

    be good to meet up with you some day for a look and a chat.
     
  6. alex42

    alex42 Registered Capri Power Member

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    ummmm i woke up this morning thought id take capri to work then turn the key and exactly like yours absolutely nothing! now i havent drove the car in about a week but usually the batery wont die that quick argh fekin old fords why do i own them

    if i cant fix it tonight i will be back on here again!

    alex
     

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