Re: 1986 740 GLE Ignition Cold Weather
James Sweet <email@example.com> wrote:
>Tom Hemp wrote:
>> In cold weather now it takes about 10 to 15 seconds when I turn the ignition
>> key to ON for the instrument panel gauge lights to all light up. Once this
>> happens then I can turn the key to START and the engine starts fine. If I
>> just turn the key to START on a cold morning then the engine will crank for
>> 10 to 15 seconds till all the instrument panel gauges light up and then the
>> engine starts immediately. Does anyone know what is causing this slow start
>> up with power I assume to the electrical system(relay?).
>> Thanks, Tom
>It's gotta be an electrical problem, try wiggling the ignition switch,
>they've been known to go bad occasionally.
That's my first guess as well based on teh smptoms, but if it doesn't
....disconnect, clean, and reinstall the battery cables at both ends.
....Check the battery voltage before ignition is turned on, after it is
turned on, while it is cranking, and after it starts.
.....remove, clean and replace the fuses. A piece of scotchbrite works
well. Clean the fuses AND the tabs where they connect in teh fuse box.
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"