Quicc help

OneGoofyGuy

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FYI spelling things with a "cc" instead of "ck" like thicc and quicc, is Gang culture. "Crips" don't use "ck" because it stands for "Crip Killer" and use "cc" instead. Unless you are "Crip" then never mind, because you already know this.
I am no part of a gang culture. Where do you get this type of information?

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Dirtman

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I am no part of a gang culture. Where do you get this type of information?
I'm guessing at the local chapter meetings...

OneGoofyGuy

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I got a meter and the wire coming from the starter reads 3.82 volts when the ignition is off. When the ignition is on the wire coming from the starter to the solenoid is -0.45 volts

The wire coming from the solenoid to the battery is -0.07 when the ignition is on

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I am no part of a gang culture. Where do you get this type of information?
from Gangsters.

EDIT; that was a joke^^^^^(mostly)
I know a lot of CO's and a few Cops. My brother is a CO in a South Carolina Prison, My ex GF's father was a CO in Sneads, FL. Also I DO know a couple of real life "retired" Gangsters.

Dirtman

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I got a meter and the wire coming from the starter reads 3.82 volts when the ignition is off. When the ignition is on the wire coming from the starter to the solenoid is -0.45 volts

The wire coming from the solenoid to the battery is -0.07 when the ignition is on
Take your meter and test the battery voltage right at the terminals. Write the number down. Next take the ground probe off the battery and touch it to the engine block while leaving the positive probe on the battery. Write that number down. Next do the opposite, put the ground probe back on the battery negative terminal and put the positive probe of the meter right on the main lug of the starter. Write that number down.

Do all 3 numbers match? If not you have a bad ground or positive cable (depending on which number is off).

They SHOULD all read about 12.6. Lower than 12.2 at the battery and the battery is dead.

OneGoofyGuy

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Battery voltage is 12.58
The voltage from the battery connecting to the engine block is 12.58

I'm not trying to ask a stupid question but where is the main lug located?

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Dirtman

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Follow the positive cable from the battery, im not super familiar with the 89 so if it has the starter solenoid on the fender it will go to that, then down to the starter and just have the one large lug on the starter. If the solenoid is part of the starter the main lug will be the largest connection there.

12.58 at the battery and to the block means you have no voltage drop through the ground cable so good to go there. But now need to check for drop on the positive side.

OneGoofyGuy

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It doesn't read anything on the main lug
Does the ignition have to be on?

Eddo Rogue

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I am no part of a gang culture. Where do you get this type of information?
Except Ranger gang culture

Eddo Rogue

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A very sassy volt meter will make short work of your issue. A starter solenoid clicks for two reasons, its broke. Or doesn't have enough voltage.
What if a starter solenoid is really hot when the engine is running?

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If not... do it... you will gain the knowledge to test all of the starting system.

You can thank me later...

91stranger

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Funny how people can ignore advice but yet still ask for help. To me it keeps sounding like a corroded connection somewhere. It doesn't sound like he has cleaned all the wires/terminals as good as they should be. Clicking is most likely due to poor connections from my experience. Being its an 89 I would assume there is corrosion....

If you think it's clean, clean it again. Die-electric grease is your friend as well. I used to keep a little blob of die-electric grease on the top of the radiator on the plastic cover. It accidently splooged out of the tube and I was too lazy to clean it off. It ended up coming in handy down the road when working on electrical stuff.... There was always a little dab of die-electric grease ready to go and it never got dusty in the spot either believe it or not.

NO OFFENSE to anyone this involves but it drives me absolutely crazy when "mechanics" don't have a damn volt meter! How can you be a "mechanic" and not have a volt meter.... Especially with how cheap and how important they are... I swear it seems like the less brain cells someone has the more money they get..... No offense people.... Just get a damn volt meter! I have like 8 of them.

OneGoofyGuy

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Funny how people can ignore advice but yet still ask for help. To me it keeps sounding like a corroded connection somewhere. It doesn't sound like he has cleaned all the wires/terminals as good as they should be. Clicking is most likely due to poor connections from my experience. Being its an 89 I would assume there is corrosion....

If you think it's clean, clean it again. Die-electric grease is your friend as well. I used to keep a little blob of die-electric grease on the top of the radiator on the plastic cover. It accidently splooged out of the tube and I was too lazy to clean it off. It ended up coming in handy down the road when working on electrical stuff.... There was always a little dab of die-electric grease ready to go and it never got dusty in the spot either believe it or not.

NO OFFENSE to anyone this involves but it drives me absolutely crazy when "mechanics" don't have a damn volt meter! How can you be a "mechanic" and not have a volt meter.... Especially with how cheap and how important they are... I swear it seems like the less brain cells someone has the more money they get..... No offense people.... Just get a damn volt meter! I have like 8 of them.
If you go back and reread. I have a volt meter.