what are some things that cause a slow crank....I have jumped through
and have over 13.5 volts at the escort battery and still get the slow
crank....would this be compression? (I dont have a tester)....I have
another escort that I use for parts and have exchanged the coil pack,
the module, and the starter.....I hear the fuel pump when I put the key
to run before cranking
Although I have a different car, (83 grandmarquis, 302) I agree with the bad
grounding issue. Mine used to crank really slow....I thought that was jsut
the way it was. But when it eventually didn't start it all, we took it
apart, and found that it had two grounds, one of which was broken or burned,
I forget which. So that meant all the current had to pass through the one
remaining ground cable, which I think would restrict the current flow,
causing it not to crank as fast. And also makeing that one wire alot hotter
But fixed that... and that starter would scream!
with a meter on the battery and you are cranking, what is the voltage??
it should be about 10 vlots... if if goes down to less than 9 volts when
cranking then the battery is low(probably bad and will not hold a
charge)..... do you have the headlights and a/c and all acces. on when
getting the 13.5 volts when checking it and the motor is running????
it should be a little higher, and if hyou dont have all this on then the
battery is not getting enough current and it could be a bad battery or
an alternator or the alt. belt slipping or the brushes in the alt. or
the regulator, or other stuff??? and before checking this you have to
have a battery that is charged up and tested first before you check
other stuff like the alt. and the starter????
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