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Posted by RS [Email] (#15) [Profile/Gallery] (more from RS) on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 14:17:02 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Engine will not crank after battery cables disconnect reconnect, Name Left Blank, Tue, 3 Oct 2017 22:25:02
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I had something similar happen when I replaced the battery in my '89. The starter solenoid wouldn't pull in when I turned the key to the Start position.

Just for the heck of it try these things:

- Disconnect the negative battery clamp first.

- Tighten the ground lug behind the right side of the radiator

- Tighten the nut on the red cable that goes to the back of the starter solenoid.

- There's a small wire with a connector that presses onto the starter solenoid, near that large red wire. Take that off and put it back on a few times to cut through corrosion that may have developed while it was standing.

- Reconnect the negative battery clamp.

That worked on my car.

One other thing that's a real PITA on a Turbo, but will also help, is cleaning up the lug where the second cable from the negative clamp connects to the transmission.
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