Can anyone help me figure out what may have gotten fried if anything.
Took my rig out for a spin yesterday, stopped for gas. Got back in and it wouldnt start. Turning the key does nothing, like a limp weiner. Lights etc on, they dont even dim or anything when I turn the key.
Thought maybe It was battery related at first since ive been having some problems with that, alternator gone bad i think, but a boost did nothing.
Once I got it towed home, the only visible sign of anything out of the ordinary was the solenoid to starter cable got a little melted from the header. Looks mostly like melted casing, cant see any actual wire.
If that's the source of my problem, would it just be the cable that needs to be replaced? Could the solenoid have been fried, as it doesnt seem to make a sound or anything when the key is turned. What about on the column itself, could a switch there or anything have been fried?
Hoping it's that simple. Just picked up a new solenoid and replaced the starter wire + wrapped my header last night (still itching from the header wrap). Should have stuff back together this aft, will let you guys know how I make out.
Haha! So after some googling, I thought it could be the ign switch on the column. After reading about it in my shop book, I thought maybe it's loose because something felt a little washy when turning the key. sure enough the while switch was moving with the rod. Held it in place and crank, almost woke up the kids.