604 L4-2304cc 2.3L DSL XD-2 (1983)
Battery Cable: Customer Interest
Alternator & Starter - Problem Diagnosis
BULLETIN NO. 261
DIAGNOSIS OF ALTERNATOR AND STARTER PROBLEMS
All gas and diesel vehicles
No start condition, engine does not crank over
Insufficient battery voltage, may be diagnosed as a defective alternator (no output) when checking as per procedure in S.B. No.
252, Class 12.
This condition has been traced to a poor electrical contact due to insufficient tightening of the battery cable (#21) and alternator wires (#4 or 4A) at
mounting point to the starter solenoid terminal (B+).
Make sure that cable terminals are fully pushed onto starter solenoid
Tighten 1.3 mm hex head nut for B+ terminals on starter solenoid
Check tightness of 10 mm hex head nut for B+ terminals on alternator