86 WON'T START?

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Asked by Feb 16, 2016 at 03:14 PM about the 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have an 86 Corvette that will not start. It won't turn over at all, no clicking noise, not a thing. Has a brand new battery and even with a boost will not do a thing. All lights work and dash lights up but nothing else. Any ideas?

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Check all your connections and make sure your ground cable is attached good to the body of the car....

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If all the cables are good you may want to check the starter relay...

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Seems it may be worse than I thought... checked all the connections and put the charger back on. Turn the key and get nothing at all, but if I take the car out of gear the dash lights go crazy and there is a buzzing noise through the speakers. Back in reverse, nothing???

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Wow, you have a major short...

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Anti Theft system is diabling the starter. It should work if you disconnect the ground cable from the battery then reconnect it.

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Anti Theft system is diabling the starter. It should work if you disconnect the ground cable from the battery then reconnect it. I HAD TO DO THIS TWICE A MONTH ON MY 1987 BACK IN 1989 - 90 AND TODAY 2018 THE SAME THING - ON MY 1986 CORVETTE, JUST GLAD I KNOW THIS TRICK -SAVES A LOT TIME AND MONEY ON TOWING.

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