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Old 05-22-2013, 12:40 PM   #1
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starter boost button

Still having trouble figuring out this emergency proceedure. Originally I left a map lite on and completely drained starting bat. I was told if it was completely drained it wouldn't activate the solenoid. So if this is the case why isn't the solenoid activated by the house bat that you are goi ng to try to start with? There are two solenoids in the bay by the converter, which one is the one for starter boost. Also the momentary rocker switch on the dash doesn't even feel right, but I guess if you are supposed to just hold it on, maybe you shouldn't feel any friction in the swith. Any info appreciated. When it quits raining I'll go out and put charger on start battery and make sure I get a full charge. Maybe even a new battery

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Old 05-22-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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That switch is a mometary switch it has to be held in the on position. You should hear a click. When you do then try to start the engine.

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Old 05-22-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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Thanks but I don't hear a click
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:01 PM   #4
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On my 87 Allegro I had to hold the button in while turning the key. It would then activate the engine starter and start the engine. The only time it wouldn't work was when I had drained the house batteries lower then the juice needed to start the engine. Try using jumper cables to start your engine.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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You should hear a click, maybe a creak and a clunk. The click it the momentary Emergency Boost switch activating. The creak would be your dash as you pushed the switch and the clunk would be the Aux relay activating. If you don't hear the click, it sounds like the EB switch is defective.

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