83 type wont start witout jump

10-06-2009, 10:03 PM
my 83 type wont start unless i jump it . Ive changed the alternator , installed a red top optima 1000 cranking amp battery . and she still needs jumping to get going. any ideas where i can start. My wife's badgering me to get rid of my dads ride. even after I jump it and drive it for a while ,if I shut it off it needs a jump.

10-07-2009, 06:51 AM
Several possibilities here; corroded battery cables, cable loose on starter, or simply the starter pulling excessive amps and needs replacement.

10-07-2009, 03:00 PM
thanks for the quick reply .i m going to remove the starter and test it maybe replace it . but its only 2 yrs old and the car hasnt been driven .

10-07-2009, 09:11 PM
2-yrs without regular use could cause excessive amp draw! Was it a rebuilt unit?

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