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Starting Issues
« on: November 09, 2019, 02:42:01 PM »
I am having starting issues with a '79 MGB. It clicks but the starter will not engage.

Should I check the starter relay? If so, which of the 2 relays is for the starter as it has 2 identical relays, one on the cabin side of the fuse panel and one on the front end side of the fuse panel. I think the one on the front end side is for wipers and heater blower motor but does it control the starter as well?

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Re: Starting Issues
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2019, 02:58:50 PM »
If the starter motor clicks it could be either itís not getting a good 12v with the amps backup or the ground earth is poor.

Check battery earths - battery live sides or earth ground between car chassis and engine body! If they are good check starter motor solenoid! Thatís a starting point to work from!

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