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Old 09-11-2002, 05:49 PM
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Unhappy Monte Carlo won't start

When it rains, it pours. I fixed the '56 Nomad's starting problem, now this one happens.
My son's '73 Monte Carlo wouldn't start this morning so I went over to check it out. There's no juice to the headlights, horn, ignition..nothing. The battery shows 12.5 volts, starter has 12.5 volts at the battery cable, but the other two wires has nothing, even when the ignition switch is turned on. I'm thinking it's a fusible fuse? If so where would it be located? BTW I changed the solenoid with a new one but still nothing. My pathetic son has no way to work, so I had to lend him my car til I can figure this one out.

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Old 09-12-2002, 06:19 PM
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it could be a fuseable link or it could be a broken wire have someone turn the ignition key to start and check the ign wire on the starter. if there is power at the terminal on the solenoid then you either have a broken wire or maybe a bad ignition switch. hope this helps.
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Old 09-12-2002, 10:01 PM
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My nephew went over the son's house and found the problem. According to my son it was a fried wire going to the distributor(?). I'll check with the nephew tomorrow and ask what it actually was. BTW the nephew installed an alarm in the car a few weeks back..could it be the alarm that caused it? At any rate, the car's running again. I hope I don't have anymore electrical problems for a while. Thanks helrazr3 for your comment.
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Old 09-13-2002, 11:56 AM
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i'm glad you got it going.
the only thing that concerns me is that you said that everything was dead headlights and all. if thats the case i'll bet it definately has something to do with the alarm! the dist. wire wont have any affect on the headlights. check to see if the alarm has a kill switch i'm 99% sure thar your problem is in the alarm system. it could have been what fried the dist wire in the first place. i would check the whole system out or you may very well have the same problem again. good luck.
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