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99 Bentley Arnage Label. ran yesterday well. This morning,

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Hi. 99 Bentley Arnage Green Label. ran yesterday well. This morning, will crank, no ignition...
JA: Have you checked the battery lately?
Customer: Yes, it is in good condition. The cranking is at good speed, weather is cool but not cold, just lower than normal in Florida.
JA: Are you fixing your Arnage yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Its stuck in my garage, panama City Beach FL does not have a wealth of Bentley dealers.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Thats all for now.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Car
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
BTW, I only ahve my android phone with me so cannot access your app at this time.
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 6 months ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
Stand by for a moment while I prepare your answer.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 6 months ago.

The problem can be a loss of spark or fuel. You can check for
spark at the plugs with a spark tester. Check compression too for a
possible valve timing issue with a compression gauge.
You can check fuel pressure with a gauge and all of these tools
should be available to you at your
local parts store for rent or purchase.
You need to check for any stored codes in the computer with a
code reader or a scan tool.
The code reader only gives the codes and definitions, where the
scan tool gives you all
the needed data to diagnose the codes.
Thanks, Ron

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hi Ron, the issue is more interesting than that. The car has two batteries as you know. On turning on the ignition key, I get no response at all until I get to the crank position on the ignition switch, at which time the engine starter engages, and the dash lights illuminate. I suspect that indicates a problem with the low draw battery circuit or the battery itself, not being the cranking battery. Any suggestions on that? I am commencing a charging of the low draw now to see if I can get life back that way. I assume there will be fusible links as well in the battery circuit that could be the issue, or it is charging related.
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 6 months ago.

Both batteries need to be tested for specific gravity and load.

The ignition switch can also cause a loss of amps to the batteries.

The whole starting system needs to be voltage drop tested for anything that is excessive.

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Thanks again, Ron