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Username Post: 83 cutlass wont start        (Topic#314434)
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Age: 30
Loc: arkansas
Reg: 12-21-13
08-05-14 08:27 AM - Post#2474571    

My buddy picked up a 83 cutlass brougham that wasnt diven within a year..we checked all fluids and it started right up we drove it a while turned it off.when we went to turn it back on the ground on the battery started smoking..
We replaced it with another then it wouldnt turn over..
Took the starter to oreilys and it passed..still wouldnt turn over i then unplugged the alternernator and it acted like it wanted to start...
Whats the problem?


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08-09-14 10:15 PM - Post#2475711    
    In response to chevyhogg

I would start with checking and cleaning the ground cable connection to the block. Then any other chassis grounds in the engine compartment.

Have the alternator tested as well.

If I recall correctly, isn't there a fusible link in the starter main? I could be mistaken.



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