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Old 07-20-2003, 08:01 PM
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ignition or starter

i just purchased a 1965 corvette. Having electrical problems. I replaced plugs cap and rotor. Car ran fine. I installed a new battery. Now when i turn key nothing happens. I took starter out and found that the wires to the solinoid wir held on by a few strands. I replaced lugs on both small wires to solinoid and replaced positive cable from battery. When i turn key i still have the same problem. Can anybody help me out. ?

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Old 07-20-2003, 08:11 PM
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Is there a blue wire that leads from the hot post on the battery? This wire is on alot of the older GM cars and if left off or not reconnected after replacing the battery or terminals will cause this exact problem.

If you don't figurwe it out and just want to get rid of the car, I guess I could take it off your hands.
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Does anything work, like lights, radio? Does it make any noise at all when ign is turned to start? If not I would look at all the Battery connections & battery to frame connection also check the engine to frame ground strap.
If the lights and everything work next check the s terminal on the starter with a test lite while the ign is in the start position, if there's voltage check the starter, if not check wire and ign switch.
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Old 07-20-2003, 08:19 PM
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Have you checked for power at the starter? That`s where I would start.
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No blue wire on the positive side of the battery. Can you tell me when and where i should have power on the solinoid? Its been so long that i owned a car this old . I do have lights, radio and turn signals work but when i turn key nothing happens

TROY-CURT I removed started and hooked up 12v to starter. Pos to center large post on solinoid and neg to small post and jumped it with a screwdriver. It seem to work properly. I put starter back in vechicle and turnes key and nothing. thanks for your help.

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Old 07-21-2003, 07:11 AM
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Have you checked for power at the starter. See if 12v is getting there. Test with some one holding key in start position. Have you jumped the solenoid with starter on the car?

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Did someone install a alarm system in the car? If they did and it has a starter disconnect in it when you disconnect the battery you won't get any signal to the starter when you hook up the battery again.
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I found my problem. I would like to thank everyone for their input, U guys really helped out. thank you rick
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Old 07-22-2003, 08:32 PM
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Well, what was the problem?
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Ya gotta tell us what the problem was. This is like taking the last chapter out of a book.
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