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Old 03-26-2007, 05:04 PM
laserboy68 laserboy68 is offline
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97 740 wont start

ok here is what happened. 1997 740 IL was sitting in my garage for about 3 days ( riding motor cycle) anyways i go to start 740 and engine cranked SLOW too slow. so I went to autozone got a Heavy duty battery 950 CCA because i thought maybe battery was on its way out.... that wasnt problem. ( battery was old anyways ) now it still wont start, it cranked way too slow again and now it wont even crank! battery is good!!!

so i got my meter out and had person turn ignition on ..no voltage going to starter.. im thinking 2 things 1.... maybe the chip in key ( of course no 2nd key )or 2. starter relay is shot

any help would be nice

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Old 03-26-2007, 07:36 PM
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how many miles on the car explain ur problem more
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:05 PM
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Possible Problems

Oh ok I kinda see ur problem check ur starter,starter relay.cords,make sure nothing is burned around the starter and check all fuses.and then get back to me
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Old 03-27-2007, 03:38 AM
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there is 140,000 miles on it... I will hopefully get a chance today to look at relay.
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Old 03-27-2007, 08:16 PM
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replace main relay above drivers fender.
 

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