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m.s.macrae Murray MacRae
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand   NZL
1968 MG MGC
1994 Subaru Impreza WRX
2000 Subaru Outback "A Bit Of A Dog"
2008 Mazda 6
Hi resistance is what gives you a severe drop in voltage from the "no load" to "load" situations.
you can see if it drops across the battery first, typically if it holds up above 9-10 v on cranking that probably is not your problem.
if it doesn't then progress outwards towards your load. When you are beyond the hi resistance location the voltage drop will be significant.
If you get no volts at a point the issue is a very hi resistance eg an air gap. a disconnection winking smiley.

This advice might help if you are getting confused as the possible source of the problem.

Best of Luck.
Murray

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Steve B Silver Member Steve Brannan
Weeki Wachee, FL, USA   USA
I am sure it is not the case here but I discovered a couple of days ago that if the rev counter is disconnected the engine dies ! A loose bullet connector behind the revcounter was responsible
Steve

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ROBERT D ROBERT DAVIS
HERTFORDSHIRE, RICKMANSWORTH, UK   GBR
Hi Steve

The tachometer has a white wire loop , pulse pick up via two bullets that supply the 12v to the ignition coil , its surprising how many wires you can disconnect and the car still runs !

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Robert

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kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, IA, USA   USA
In reply to # 3906830 by ROBERT D Hi Steve

...its surprising how many wires you can disconnect and the car still runs !

Regards
Robert

Indeed, the less touted "magic" of Prince of Darkness, electricity that seemingly flows from the unknown to keep the cars running winking smiley



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twentyover Greg Fast
Lives in SoCal, Resides in the Burbs of Detroit MI, USA   USA
In my case, electricity flows from the river Styx at the gates of hell through my car to return to those nether regions of of tormented souls. Usually carrying some of my soul with it



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kirks-auto Platinum Member Robert Kirk
Davenport, IA, USA   USA
A bit jaded but sounds right. Also helps to explain no matter what LBC one has, one side is always called earth never thought about it reaching deep earth as Styx but again sounds about right. devil smiley



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JMA Silver Member John Anderson
Donvale, Victoria, Australia   AUS
In reply to # 3906943 by twentyover In my case, electricity flows from the river Styx at the gates of hell through my car to return to those nether regions of of tormented souls. Usually carrying some of my soul with it


I'm no poet but that sounds like poetry to mesmileys with beer

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