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Old 10-06-2012, 12:09 PM
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Proud noob of a 84 944 5 speed "ran when parked car"

Battery hooked up, lights on dash no fuel pump prime, no crank nothing. Just dash lights and click under the dash when i engage to the crank position.

Nothing not a single noise under the hood. At all.

ECM is out, fuses are good and I'm ready to start checking things.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:02 PM
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A. Could be the ignition switch is cracked under the key:
B. Have you tried a 2nd battery and not the one that came with the car?
C. Clean the negative ground cable end attached to the back of the engine. Put a rag/tape over the TDC hole in the bell housing or I am certain you will drop a nut in the clutch.
D. Try to crank--IF the starter is working-----stare at the tach on the dash while you crank---the needle has to move 1/16th of an inch while you crank.
E. If the needle does not move----Either replace the DME/Fuel pump relay or use a jumper:
F. If it cranks, and the tach needle moves while grinding but no start--check fuel pressure. has all the answers and trouble shooting needed.

OR here is a "No-Start" checklist:

There is seldom an easy fix to a "ran when parked" car.
Starting the car without checking the condition of the belts may cause the interference engine to bend valves.

GL & welcome,
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:37 PM
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Clean the ground on your starter. You could also have a seized starter solenoid (replace the starter then).
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