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Old 05-27-2004, 05:32 PM
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We recently bought a 74 chevy pickup.... we changed the intake and carb on it and attempted to changed the steering column but ran into a few probs... so we re-installed the column that came with the truck...now however...the Truck cranks fine..wonderful even....but when you turn the key back to off..the engine wont shut off... Has anyone had this problem or do you have any ideas where the problem lies so we may fix it? Thanks for any responses..


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Old 05-27-2004, 06:51 PM
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It's a wiring problem. You have power for the ignition coming from the battery or alternator (probably alternator). The power for the ignition should come directly from the ignition switch.
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if ya drove it home & it started & shut off fine then, then the problem happened when you pulled the steering column, you most likely have to re-adjust the injection switch on the side of the column. i would bet it was moved when you took it out or replaced it....joe
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I agree that some wires got crossed. One thing to check is the neutral safety switch wire. When I moved my shifter from the column to the floor I got this wire backwards with the back up lights - whose lead wire is always hot when the ignition switch is on - thus the engine would crank in both the "run" position and the "start position". That may not be the exact wire you crossed up - but my guess would be you got the starter relay crossed with something that is "always hot" in the "run" position.
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