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Old 09-06-2011, 10:59   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1973 Ford torino with a 351c that im restoring and im am having somekind of im guessing eletrical issues. The car will not start and the lights wont come on. YES, it has a fully charged battery new solenoid, replaced all the fuses under the dash, and checked what i beleive to be all the wiring from the battery to the fuse box underneath the dash. I am in awe and have no idea what else it could be. Any help would be tremendous.

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Old 09-07-2011, 00:44   #2 (permalink)
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Have you checked that the ground/earth wire is secured firmly. This is the wire from the negative side of the battery. There needs to be a good secure connection usually to the egine block and also to the body of the car. It needs to be a clean tight connection free from corrosion.
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:11   #3 (permalink)
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Yea I have tried that and no luck thanks for your suggestion
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:00   #4 (permalink)
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Could it be a faulty ignition switch ?
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A headache is right! Electrical issues are the worst in my opinion as there could be a short anywhere between the bumpers. Sorry you are dealing with this and best luck in finding it!
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I thought maybe the ignition but it doesn't make any since as to why the lights aren't working either. The lights and the non starting issue happens at the same time
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Not 100% sure but I think the fuse box is fed off the ignition switch, both the switched and un-switched circuits. Maybe chipset or bert can verify this.
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Thanks I will wait on there input then
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:22   #9 (permalink)
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I talked to chip and he said to check the 3 smaller wires that connect the battery side of the solenoid.
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