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Old 07-08-2003, 11:31 AM
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53 Chevy 350/350 starter won't turn over

Went to go cruise'in and the Chebby won't go. That was this last weekend so now its time to look into whats what. Battery is charged up and I have the remote starter in case the switch is bad, I HATE "tricity" problems too PuP!! Well here goes, anyone in the neighborhood want to help???? I have power when I turn the ignition switch/a light on the dash says so, on but the starter dosn't Engage when I flip the switch to START??


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Old 07-08-2003, 11:42 AM
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Will it start by jumping across the selinoid(Sp)?
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Did you happen to have installed a Neutral Safety Switch when you did the swap? If so, the switch may be out of adjustment and thus no current flowing down to the starter solenoid. If you have the neutral safety switch, it's only set to start in Park and Neutral.........so try shifting over to neutral and see if it starts. If you don't have a neutral safety switch then try the jumper at the starter solenoid and if it cranks over then you'll want to check the wire coming from the key switch to the starter solenoid terminal for power when the key is turned over to the cranking position. If the wire shows current then you could have flat spot on the starter or just a bad solenoid. Take the starter to the local parts store and have them test it for you.

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Old 07-08-2003, 06:28 PM
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I have had a simular problem. Try cleaning your ground wire, or maybe move it to a better location.
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Old 07-12-2003, 03:53 PM
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Starter and solonoid were badly RUSTED so I replace the starter, still won't start. The ground wire was coroded at the block, replaced the ground wire, still won't start. Dropped ignition switch, loose battery post and flash damage, changed ignition switch and car started. I truely HATE electrical problems, now to get headlights and tail lights, first new 12v bulbs to replace the 6v bulbs, still no lights.


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Old 07-12-2003, 09:29 PM
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Just remember that power to the headlight switch goes to the dimmer switch and then out to the Headlights. If you have power at the Headlight switch, next check for power at the dimmer.

Not dash lights could be a blown fuse or a bad reostat "spelling" on the headlight switch.

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Old 07-15-2003, 04:40 AM
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Yes, The dimmer switch did come to mind, now if I can only get the screws out so I can replace it?? I have tail lights so I think the dimmer is bad.


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