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    No power?

    Well I’m stumped. Car wouldn’t start, seems the cheap battery wouldn’t hold a charge. Bit the bullet, bought an Odessey yellow top, putting out 13.6 volts. Try and start the car cranks for maybe 1/2 a rev, and then nothing, and I mean NOTHING. No cranking, no instruments, no lights, no horn, nothing. Power at the battery, power at the positive distribution block. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster View Post
    Well I’m stumped. Car wouldn’t start, seems the cheap battery wouldn’t hold a charge. Bit the bullet, bought an Odessey yellow top, putting out 13.6 volts. Try and start the car cranks for maybe 1/2 a rev, and then nothing, and I mean NOTHING. No cranking, no instruments, no lights, no horn, nothing. Power at the battery, power at the positive distribution block. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.
    You've got a bad connection somewhere - breaking down under high amperage load.

    Especially watch the negative side too - depending on where the battery is, it make take two or three people + 6'-10' meter leads to isolate the problem(s?).

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    Chuck,

    As Mike eluded to above, check your grounds. Do you have a ground from the engine block to the frame? How long is the negative cable from the battery to the frame? Did you grind away the powdercoat wherever you have a ground connection?

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    Henry

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    Thanks folks, bad solder joint on the block to frame ground cable.
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    Now that you've solved the problem, I don't need to start at the top of the typical troubleshooting list...

    "Is it plugged in?"




    Glad you got it resolved.

    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckster View Post
    Thanks folks, bad solder joint on the block to frame ground cable.Visit this link to find the best battery tender that you may concern.
    Glad to hear you solved this problem.

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