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Old 09-13-2006, 02:52   #1 (permalink)
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Ltd Not Starting!

G'day peoples need some help....

Got a 1976 351 p5 LTD and having trouble getting it started. it "clicks" but nothing happens. got the voltage tester out and checked every wire. power to all wires except the small thin wire going to the starter. its got a relatively new starter/coil/solenoid but i cant seem to get any power to that wire so the car doesnt even crank over at the moment.....before you ask if i tured the kill switch off lol yeah did that.....any ideas??????
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Old 09-13-2006, 03:04   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ltd Not Starting!

The thin wire going to the starter will be the solenoid trip wire.
This will only have power when you put the ignition in the start position.

The fact it clicks, says to me that this wire is getting power, and that problem is more likely that the solenoid has seized....try giving it a few whacks...sometimes you need to do this with the ignition in the start position...a second pair of hands.

And if that gets it going, and your starter isn't that old...take it back.

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cheers buddy....but already tried that...and even in the on position that wire isnt getting power........im thinking maybe theres a short somewhere? but then that would mean the whole car would shut down correct?
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Not neccessarily, but a broken wire would be more common.

Try removing the trigger wire, and just shorting a wire direct from its position on the starter to positive on the battery and see if it cranks.

If it does, your next port of call will be the wiring loom from the auto, make sure its connected, then neutral start switch...make sure thats connected.
T-bar adjustment, maybe its not in park properly. you can test this by 1st removing the coil lead (for safety) then holding the ignition in the start position, move the T-bar through its range to see if it cranks....like i said remove the coil lead so it doesn't start!!
If it cranks after this, then either or both your T-bar and neutral start switch need adjusting.

After all this its a broken wire/faulty ignition switch.

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cheers budd aprreciate your help. ill check it out on the weekend.
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