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Old 06-19-2007, 06:30 PM   #1
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Well, I'm trying to get the 89 going so I can decide what do to with it. It hasn't been moved since April/06 and hasn't been started since September/06.

I jumpered it to my '96. All the electronics in the '89 came on when I turned the ignition to the "ON" position. I went to crank it over, and it turned over MAYBE once or twice (enough to move the ACC. belt visibly) then it clicked repeatedly. Once I let off the RUN position it made a screech/grinding sound. I tried 3 more times with the same result, except on the 3rd attempt I lost all my electronics and it was just dead. I tried repositioning the cables and nothing would come on.

Starter was replaced maybe a week before it was parked. Why won't it start and why won't my electronics come on now? It looks like she might be a lost cause now....
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Instead of jumping try installing the battery from the 96.
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And sitting all of that time with a dead batter may have also killed off a battery cell..

I agree install the 96'* battery and give it a try..

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