OK so Ive posted something similar before but still no resolution. Was going to attempt to let the autoelec take care of this in between the r154 conversion but thats a bit delayed so thought Id tackle this on my own so I can at least start my car without the help of another. too scared to even run the brand new engine in as it needs a tune so it stalls in first gear and I cant get it started again due to this problem.
I can only ever start my car if its boosted by another running car.
Symptoms : When I turn the key it clicks (not fast rapid clicking like a bad battery connection , just clicking )
I replaced the starter with a freshly rebuilt one.
I have tried the 30A relay mod, didn't seem to make much of a difference
Left the car overnight connected to the battery:
Reading when i turned the car off :11.7 V
Reading the next morning : 7.7 volts.
It seems as if I have something draining my battery .
In saying that, after I starter the car with the help of another car , and drove around for half an hour , and then switch it off and immediately try to start again all I hear is the click. Shouldn't the alternator have charged the battery enough to at least start the car immediately after it was shut off.
Before I take my car to the autoelec I was wondering if these are symptoms of having a bad ground?
Theres a thick black wire connected to the inside of the engine bay with the other end connected to nothing. Would anyone know what this black wire is supposed to be connected to. Ground maybe?
Lastly, does anyone have an overall diagram of all the parts of the 7mgte and the electrical connections.
Yes I have the TSRM , just looking for something a bit clearer and a bit more detailed - what each part is etc, where each wire should go etc.
Oh and I posted this on two other sites in the hope of getting a wider range of responses,I'm sure some will flame because of this , why...I don't know.
Anyway any help is appreciated, thanks in advance guys