1972 Chevelle 396
i just want to say thank you verry much, your a really cool dude for doing something like that, but its alright 👍 i move back and forth from my moms and pops alot. ill pick one up in the future, but for now the car is parked and i dont plan on moving it untill i fix everything on it. thank you once againKyal this has nothing to do with your problem but PM or Conv. me your address and I'll send you a new US made voltage regulator for Free sent to your door, its for a stock charging system with external volt regulator alternator though so if yours is all stock it should work fine, its of no use to me
Thanks Kevin. That went through my mind and I forgot to put it into the post.Disconnect both battery cables and leave it disconnected until you are done here:
Clean the battery terminals and the battery cable/connector...thoroughly. Make shiny, re-connect. A small wire brush or some emery cloth works great. Do this with your grounds as well, especially the large black/negative cable that goes to your engine block. Dirty connections will have you chasing your tail.
Oh boy ...lol. sounds like a butcher or a stoner had been on duty lolthe previous owner never finished the car, and something is wrong with the wiring, whenever i put the key in run or start the car. i know it has power because the bright light and right turn signal come up on the dash (even though i have my brights off and my turn signals off) the button by the parking brake is weird. whenever i press it one headlight goes out, and if i press it again, both are back on. i know its a personal problem but those are the only problems ive seen so far with the wiring. also if i put a bulb in the dome light socket, it will stay on no matter what as long as the battery is connected (noticing this the first time, i tried taking the light out and it was extremely hot and would have probably blew up if i didnt disconnect the battery in time) oh and i also have a multimeter
It's an automatic. Ok put the car in neutral and try to fire it up . That costs $0 and 0 cents and takes 4 seconds.auto
That wire is a body ground and is an important part of the ground path for your electrical system. It should be part of the negative battery cable terminal at the battery and then be connected to the fender with a small self tapping bolt or a nut and bolt.Either way will work but that is an important connection.but there something i forgot to mention... the first time this happned was after i noticed something. On monday before i went to my dads house to put on new shocks i noticed that there was a small black wire that came off my big black wire (negative wire) we call them battery cables for my battery, i noticed the small wire was (im assuming) grounded to the car with a regular screw. The wire had previously been repaired in the middle of it with a yello crimp, but on monday i noticed the crimp disconnected from it. I told my dad because he shortly arrived after i noticed it and he said i would be fine and the car should start right up, so i started the car and i did noticed it seemed to strugle to start unlike anytime before. we drove to his house, put on new shocks and the next day came home back to my moms. this is where i was explaining in the reply above "The previous time i had just got back home from my dads house. i pulled in my moms driveway and ran in the house to see if she wanted anything from the store and we talked for about 5 minutes. I ran back out to start the car and the same thing happened. so i disconected the battery and tried again in the morning, to have the car start right up as if nothing happened." that morning i ended up going back and taking off the old crimp and crimped the two wires from the crimp (the small wire) back together. I then looked at the positive battery cable and saw that it had a small wire coming off of it, but it was connected to nothing! what are these small wires for? could this be the cause? maybe i didnt connect the small wire back together correctly. sorry if i rambled to much, heres a picture of what i was talking about
May have missed something previously posted, but here goes anyway.(this happens a good 1/5 times) whenever i turnoff my car and come back in a few minutes, i try to start car. as soon as i turn the key to start it, all the dash lights and power to the vehicle turn off as if the battery dies. i found that if i disconnect the battery and wait 5 minutes, then the car will start back up (as if it recharged???) could this be my alternator? if so what a good alternator for a 396 chevelle? something that will be able to run ac and a nice sound system in the future.