gremlin quest

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Art McGinn, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Art McGinn

    Art McGinn Guest

    is there an electrical-system wizard who knows whether a brake
    pedal, if depressed when starting the engine, could create a temporary
    short that would keep the starting motor from turning over? for example,
    do the brake lights, which light-up when the brake pedal is depressed,
    share any circuitry with the starting motor? art, '97 960 wagon.

    p.s. we've had a starter gremlin driving us bats for about two years. it
    strikes only periodically -- the starter suddenly won't turn over tho
    battery is new -- then w-i-l-l turn-over and fire up like gangbusters
    within a few minutes, or a few hours or maybe a day later. two
    mechanics, including one with big-time diagnostic equipment, have been
    unable to smoke this one out.
    Art McGinn, Sep 6, 2008
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