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Pinto engine not turning over
« on: July 17, 2014, 04:51:03 PM »
I just got the Pinto back from the shop all ready to drive it. I had a coolant leak taken care of and everything looks fine with that now. But once i got it home i parked. let it sit for a bit to just check up on this after driving. I tried to start it again and nothing happened. nothing but a held out beep that seems to be coming from the dash, and all the lights light up {check engine, alternator, brake etc) but absolutely no sound from the engine at all. not whining, no clicking. nothing. Im thinking its a pretty easy fix like something is just disconnected but i can't seem to find the problem anywhere. does anyone have any suggestions on some things that could be causing this problem?
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Re: Pinto engine not turning over
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 06:09:58 PM »
what tranny.... auto maybe not fully in park????
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Re: Pinto engine not turning over
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 06:39:33 PM »
This particular one is a 4 speed :/.
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Re: Pinto engine not turning over
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 07:09:12 PM »
Check all battery, starter & solenoid connections 1st to see if something is loose.
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Re: Pinto engine not turning over
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 09:25:30 PM »
First thing check all grounds.
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Re: Pinto engine not turning over
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 11:52:32 PM »
As stated above, grounds first and then move to solenoid, and/or starter. That's about it under the hood. Only other thing I can think of would be the ignition switch at the base of the steering column, but unlikely.
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Re: Pinto engine not turning over
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2014, 03:47:02 AM »
Might wanna look at what the shop did and what area they were in if the problem showed up as soon as work got done. 

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Re: Pinto engine not turning over
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014, 03:38:07 PM »
found it! they had a little button installed to actually start the engine inside the hood to use while working on the engine. simple cable got disconnected. that was easy.
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Re: Pinto engine not turning over
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2014, 04:00:47 PM »
Hope it's good and WATERPROOF.... .............. .......had one installed and worked fine till one night about 3 in the morning was accelerating up to speed on freeway entrance ramp and all of a sudden the most Godawful racket you ever heard, the switch had shorted to make starter come on at high engine speed. Dunno how I didn't tear the starter/bell housing up. In the middle of summer and no rain for a month, switch was bone dry inside but also had heavy evidence of water getting inside to corrode parts massively. And the switch was chosen because it WAS waterproof so I dunno......... ..