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13 Jul 2019 21:00 - 13 Jul 2019 21:03 #37767 by yorkgulch
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On the battery auto parts stores used to load test the batteries but don't know is they can do 6 volts anymore. With a starter draw meter that you put on the cable you can tell how much the starter is drawing but dont think you will get a reading till you get past the clicking. The 2 battery set up is battery 1 positive to battery 2 positive to ground on positive ground cars. Battery 1 negative to battery 2 negative then to start it and starter. This in parallel. You get twice the amps but are still at 6 volts. I like adjusting the starting first. But have never had to mess with one.

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14 Jul 2019 04:00 #37771 by mikespeed35
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Before you get too concerned about changes, have you had the battery load tested? Almost any parts store can do that for you free. Have the battery fully charged before having it tested. Might save you a bunch of needless work.
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16 Jul 2019 23:15 #37788 by johnmereness
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I will lean toward Mike's advice - the button is a direct contact of power - no button start and most likely no battery to start car with

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17 Jul 2019 17:14 #37796 by kenswheels
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Well, new Optima battery installed and nothing changes. Startix still clicks with the button pushed or when toggle is moved down to STX.
I'm at a loss.
Like I said earlier, it seemed to fade to this point, with the last few starts delayed and becoming weaker, but at least it did crank.
Any more ideas now that the battery has been ruled out?

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17 Jul 2019 17:50 #37797 by pete kelly
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Check the draw when the startix button is pushed.
Bypass the startix
Check the condition of the ends of the cables
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17 Jul 2019 17:53 #37798 by kenswheels
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Thanks Pete.
I'm sorry to ask, but could you be more specific? How & where do I check the draw?
To bypass the startix, do I connect the battery directly to the starter?
The condition of the cables...Corrosion, or ?
Thanks for your help!

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