In a blue Galaxy
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Geelong, Victoria
EA Fairmont Giha problems
My mates 89 MPFI Fairmont Giha has an electrical problem. We took it for a drive the last weekend and the first thing I noticed was the dash lights fading, then all of the lights went dull. When we pulled over in the car park she died. The battery was flat as I could hear the solenoid on the starter motor clicking. A guy jump started us and we managed to get it back home. We out a charged battery in and the same thing happend all over again.
The first thing I thought was the alternator. I checked the brushes and they were good. Everything seemed to be allright with it. My mate then told me that he had put the negative on the positive and vise verser when jumpstarting it (yes he's a dumbarse). I thought he might of blown a fuse. Checked the fusebox and all the fuses were ok.
What would probably happen if someone did this? I am obviously presuming that what he did is the reaosn for why the car is the way it is now. What else should I look for? I am hoping he hasnt stuffed the computer up becasue I know he'd be up for big bucks.
Help me help a mates very sick EA. Thanks in advance.
1999 AU XR8
14.594 @ 94.40mph
152.2RWKW (APS dyno)
Switchable Shift Kit, K&N panel filter, Lukey straight thru mufflers, momo gear and steer,
DBA slotted rotors/Bendix ultimate pads (front), Pioneer MP3 head unit and BA XR carpet mats.
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