1972 chevy truck won't start - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Electrical
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2008, 04:31 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: arlington tx
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1972 chevy truck won't start

I have replaced the battery and positive wire to the starter also the starter is new. When i turn the key nothing happens. this has happened before and i just pull the shifter arm up to park and hold it and then start the truck. Now i can't get it to do anything. I think the neutral safety switch is the problem but am not sure if the ignition switch is messed up. When i turn the key to the start position i have power to the dash lights but when i turn it to start nothing happens.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2008, 05:26 PM
T-bucket23's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Engine basic condition - how to check Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 56
Posts: 4,948
Wiki Edits: 26

Thanks: 2
Thanked 76 Times in 64 Posts
Your assesmant is correct and that switch is easy to change or adjust
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2008, 08:16 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: arlington tx
Posts: 4
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
72 chevy

thanks for the info. I took off the switch and cleaned the contacts and put it back on and it fired right up.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-25-2011, 05:24 AM
usmcmuel's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: oceanside
Posts: 37
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Help Sos

i have the same problem but my truck is a stick any idea i have replaced the battery and checked all the fuses
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-25-2011, 04:20 PM
EOD Guy's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,878
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 89 Times in 82 Posts
Same solution.....just look at the clutch switch.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-25-2011, 10:24 PM
usmcmuel's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: oceanside
Posts: 37
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
i dont have a clutch switch i can start my truck with out pushing the cluch in
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-26-2011, 04:32 AM
EOD Guy's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,878
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 89 Times in 82 Posts
At some point you had a clutch switch, unless you wired it from scratch........ I'd start at where the clutch switch used to be.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-27-2011, 12:31 AM
usmcmuel's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: oceanside
Posts: 37
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
fixed it! sure enough it was the starter, i did not get a rebuild kit the guy i was talking to at the self help auto shop was saying thats a real old school way of doing it and that most auto shops have a inventory of them but they dont stock them. so they can make more money there was one at an auto part store in la but im just north of san deigo and it was not much cheaper than the rebuilt starter, there was on more but further north. any way got the new starter threw it in just in a few added one shim and it started right up! thanks guys for all the help other sites like this just left me hanging.
cpl Mueller USMC
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-27-2011, 05:15 AM
EOD Guy's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,878
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 89 Times in 82 Posts
Good to see you got it fixed
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Electrical posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New owner 58 chevy truck Lee Hester Introduce Yourself 5 10-29-2006 03:45 PM
1967 - 1972 chevy truck or blazer bucket seats oldschool Interior 4 10-23-2006 08:36 PM
Car 235ci into '53 Chevy Truck New2theart Engine 8 10-17-2006 12:37 AM
looking for a pic - the Navarro (?) families 68/69 chevy truck lowROLLERchevy Hotrodders' Lounge 0 10-03-2006 03:24 AM
86 chevy won't start 56Thunder Engine 15 08-19-2004 03:11 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.