<VV> Hard starting

Daniel Monasterio dmonasterio at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 6 16:46:03 EDT 2010

Four toughts:

1.- Check ground cable conection to engine, could have some dirt or looseness.
2.- Clean the mating surfaces between starter and diff. case.
3.- If previous two are ok, go for worn contact on solenoid, between between copper disk and copper bolts.
4.- Also check tightness of the 3/16" bolt between solenoid and starter.


Daniel Monasterio

> From: gswiatowy at rochester.rr.com
> To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
> Date: Sun, 6 Jun 2010 15:45:52 -0400
> Subject: <VV> Hard starting
> I have a 66 Monza, 110 4-speed
> When cranking over to start, it cranks really slow.
> Changed batteries, changed starters(used) no difference.
> Cleaned battery cables.
> Battery I installed was from my 67 Monza that cranked over fine.(automatic)
> Did notice though, that size of battery cables are a little less than
> original.
> Not a car I put together.
> Drove car on a mini vacation this weekend, it did start every time, but
> cranking was really slow. Almost scarry, especially during a downpour. It
> was a wet weekend.
> Looking ideas.
> Gary Swiatowy
> PS. It was a rainy weekend, left a car show this morning after being there
> only a few hours for the 2 hour drive home. A couple times, the car acted
> like it was dying. Bucking and missing.
> But, it was also leaking rain under the dash!
> Could it have been shorting the ignition switch?
> Other than that, it made it home the 2 hour drive no problem
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