URGENT HELP NEEDED - In SUDAN

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Hi ELCO
I need some urgent help as I have an electrical problem.
Yesterday - while driving over horrible corrugations,
several of the warning lights - namely ABS, ATF
warning, Timing Belt warning, Fuel filter warning,
Parking brake warning, and I think low engine oil
warning light - were flickering on and off with the
severe vibrations.
The car drove with no problems and no loss of power,
and all the used electrical systems seemed to work fine
- Tape, elect windows, windscreen washer etc.
This morning I cant get the car to start.
The batteries have 12.6v in each, so seem OK
I have tightened all of the battery, 12-24 changeover
and starter motor connections.
When we turn the key, all the usual lights come on,
glow plugs work and the voltage drops to 12 - 12.2v,
The 12-24v changeover clicks, so does the starter relay.
The starter motor makes no sound at all.
I have checked the voltage across the starter - to my
surprise I have 12v even when the ignition is on the
off position, when I go to start the engine the voltage
increases to 24v, but the starter does not engage.
I suspect that this problem has something to do with
the flickering warning lights seen yesterday, as we
have had no starting problems before. I think an
electrical widget is stopping the starter motor form
engaging, despite the correct voltage arriving.
Is there a way I can make the starter motor engage, to
get started?
Thankfully we are only 3 km from a large village/small
town, but I doubt they are likely to know this European
model of Toyota, so I come back to ELCO for help first.
My car is a 1994, Toyota LandCruiser HDJ80.
I seem to recall someone having similar flashing
lights, and the problem was related to the electrical
wires going to the trailer plug - I have looked at my
trailer plug etc and cant see and obvious problem...
Any help and advice would be appreciated.
Julian, I am not sure if this will post to ELCO, I
would appreciate it if you could forward it to ELCO -
unless you know the answers.
Thanks in advance
Graham Smith
[Email address removed]
 
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Hi Graham,
The dash lights flickering is classically a problem with connections to
the Alternator.
Combine that with the fact that the starter isn't engaging, I would
suspect that the problem may be related to the earth strap on the
engine.
Check the earth strap first and hten check all the cables to the
Alternator.
Do you have a contact number down there?
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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I didn't see the original for this come to ELCO. Did I miss it
Julian or did you post it with your reply?
Without knowing all of the details, after the wiring check it
could be a starter problem causing the flickering.
Regards, Clive.
 
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Edited response from Graham from the Sudan - you can follow his trip?
via http://www.sfo.me.uk/.
Hi Julian
I cant believe it, the car started as soon as I found?
the loose wire...
It was a small wire from the +ve terminal on the second?
(rt hand looking at car) battery, which had broken?
within its connector. I replaced it and wham - it starts.
Thank you so much, you have no idea how happy my family?
and I are. I had been trying for 4 hours... In fact Id?
even wiggled that wire while trying to start... but it?
was already disconnected... To be honest I had noticed?
that the alternator wasn't charging properly yesterday,?
but I attributed it to low engine speed - 1200RPM, now?
I know better...
Thank You, Thank You, Thank YOU.
A dust storm is brewing so your help is timely...
Have a super day, you deserve it.
THANKS
All the very best
Graham, Lucinda, Ashleigh and Seamus.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Skype: julianvoelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
 
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hi graha
im sure your probably at the blue nile sailing club..if so ask around for
kamal ..he friendly and trustworthy and knows everyone..he may be able to
help
safe travelling
jeff watts
www.gonewandering.co.uk
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