1999 Amigo 4WD/Auto won't start or move

02-20-2005, 04:02 PM
Several months ago my Amigo took a dump on me while driving down the road. It just quit moving and wouldn't go forward ... pressing the gas just revved it up, but it wouldn't move...almost as if the transmission went out. I pulled off to the side of the road and shut it off. It would turn over, but wouldn't start. Called the wife and came back a couple hours later with the trailer. Got in and it started right up, but still wouldn't move forward ... would go backwards, but not forward. A few minutes of this and it wouldn't go in either direction.

Fast forward several months ... finally went out to the garage to see what I could figure out and now it won't start again. It cranks and cranks and cranks but won't fire.

This sound familiar to anybody before I start tearing into it?

02-21-2005, 06:34 PM
check the ground at the alternator bracket

02-21-2005, 07:22 PM
Checked the ground at the alternator and it looks fine ... very tight and clean.

It sounds as though the starter motor is spinning, but it isn't spinning the engine.

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