[DeTomaso] dead car

Sean Korb spkorb at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 18:59:11 EDT 2017

I would inspect the belt for sure.  Sometimes they slip without
squealing and... well mine showed my harmonic balancer was falling off
so there was that :)  There are 4 or 5 places that connectivity could
be dirty or lose too, but most of them have positive fastening nuts.
The exception is the voltage regulator and you should test the
connector to be sure they have not work hardened and cracked.  I
accidentally found that problem once on my '69 Mustang GT when $$$ was
scarce and I couldn't believe my brand new voltage regulator failed so
I put the old one in to see if it would work "better".  To my
surprise, it did, but not for long as the connector had soured in a
couple of blades.  After putting on new lugs both the new one and the
old one worked great... I probably still have the old one in my garage


On Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 4:17 PM, Tom Cabanski <tcabanski at tencom.com> wrote:
>    Had a problem where after driving a awhile and parking I would have to
>    jump the car as it would be completely dead.
>    Since the battery was over 6 years old and measuring the car at idle in
>    my garage should it was putting out over 14 volts that I thought it was
>    the battery and put a new one in.
>    It seem to solve the problem till recently.
>    Went for a long drive with my grandson. Noticed after a while on the
>    drive that my normally bouncing amp gauge was dead still.
>    Pulled into one of his friend's house to show off the car. When we go
>    to leave it was dead again.
>    A jump and it started back up and running fine with the gauge showing
>    it was its normal self.
>    Has run ok the last two times.
>    Could I have problems with the belt slipping or a voltage regulator
>    issue?
>    Tom
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