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1972 99 Starting issues and blower motor
Posted by Levi Betz [Email] (more from Levi Betz) on Wed, 15 Feb 2012 01:27:00

Hi everybody! I've got a 1972 99E that I'm daily driving up in Fairbanks, Alaska. And I've got a couple issues, one is that I'm not getting power to the solenoid and the other is that the bushings in the heater fan motor are all worn out!

Firstly, about the starter. So one day I went to a movie at -40. Bad idea. When I got out, the car started BUT the starter didn't disengage, so it spun the starter up way to fast and siezed it up. Got a new starter replaced it, all seemed to be well. But all was not. The starter worked a couple times but then it quit working again! The odd thing is that if I jump the solenoid (with the ignition on) I can get it to start up (how I've been getting around recently hahaha). But when I connect that yellow wire up to it's mate, it doesn't give it juice with the key! Or in my case, screwdriver, as some beast has ripped out the lock cylinder in favor of a screwdriver ignition. Any tips here? Is there a relay that could have gotten fried? Is it the switch itself? Does anyone have a switch I could use to replace my ghetto hacked one? Where does that yellow wire even go??

Now for the heater fan. This one is simple. Heaters get lots of use up here, and the bushings got so worn out that the armature sucks to the stator when you turn it on and thus, it doesn't work. So I either need new bushings or an entire new motor.

Thanks for reading and any help!

I attached a picture of my car :)

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