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Old 08-18-2005, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
murphygarage
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65 Mustang Starter Help

I am having a problem. I had the transmission rebuilt on my 65
mustang. I started it and drove it home. Once I got there, it won't
start at all. I turn the key and the radio etc. comes on, but no juice
to the starter. I replaced the solenoid and ignition key, but it
didn't fix it. Does anyone know if there is a ground or something that
goes to the transmision that may be causing my problem? Any help would
be appreciated.

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Old 08-19-2005, 00:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 65 Mustang Starter Help

murphygarage wrote:
> I am having a problem. I had the transmission rebuilt on my 65
> mustang. I started it and drove it home. Once I got there, it won't
> start at all. I turn the key and the radio etc. comes on, but no juice
> to the starter. I replaced the solenoid and ignition key, but it
> didn't fix it. Does anyone know if there is a ground or something that
> goes to the transmision that may be causing my problem? Any help would
> be appreciated.
>

Do you get power to the starter when you turn the key? If so, the starter is
toast. If not, it's a solenoid problem. If you get some juice, but not enough to
turn the starter motor, it's battery cables.
All of this is assuming it's not something simple like a bad battery or loose
wire on the ignition switch.

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Old 08-19-2005, 00:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 65 Mustang Starter Help

In article <1124425913.447004.123010@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com>,
"murphygarage" <p.bolin@comcast.net> wrote:

> I am having a problem. I had the transmission rebuilt on my 65
> mustang. I started it and drove it home. Once I got there, it won't
> start at all. I turn the key and the radio etc. comes on, but no juice
> to the starter. I replaced the solenoid and ignition key, but it
> didn't fix it. Does anyone know if there is a ground or something that
> goes to the transmision that may be causing my problem? Any help would
> be appreciated.


Check the park/neutral start switch, its alignment and associated harness
connector/wiring. This is in series with the ignition switch. An open
circuit here will cause the starter solenoid to not trigger, thus a no
start condition. Switch is mounted on the tranny...HTH

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Old 08-19-2005, 04:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 65 Mustang Starter Help

On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 21:31:53 -0700, murphygarage rearranged some electrons
to form:

> I am having a problem. I had the transmission rebuilt on my 65
> mustang. I started it and drove it home. Once I got there, it won't
> start at all. I turn the key and the radio etc. comes on, but no juice
> to the starter. I replaced the solenoid and ignition key, but it
> didn't fix it. Does anyone know if there is a ground or something that
> goes to the transmision that may be causing my problem? Any help would
> be appreciated.


Did you check to see if the starter was connected to the battery
cable? Maybe they forgot to hook it back up.

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Old 08-19-2005, 05:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 65 Mustang Starter Help


murphygarage wrote:
> I am having a problem. I had the transmission rebuilt on my 65
> mustang. I started it and drove it home. Once I got there, it won't
> start at all. I turn the key and the radio etc. comes on, but no juice
> to the starter. I replaced the solenoid and ignition key, but it
> didn't fix it. Does anyone know if there is a ground or something that
> goes to the transmision that may be causing my problem? Any help would
> be appreciated.


Buy yourself a $5 GO/NO GO test light and do some troubleshooting.

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Old 08-19-2005, 06:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 65 Mustang Starter Help

On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 09:34:59 +0000, David M rearranged some electrons to
form:

> On Thu, 18 Aug 2005 21:31:53 -0700, murphygarage rearranged some electrons
> to form:
>
>> I am having a problem. I had the transmission rebuilt on my 65
>> mustang. I started it and drove it home. Once I got there, it won't
>> start at all. I turn the key and the radio etc. comes on, but no juice
>> to the starter. I replaced the solenoid and ignition key, but it
>> didn't fix it. Does anyone know if there is a ground or something that
>> goes to the transmision that may be causing my problem? Any help would
>> be appreciated.

>
> Did you check to see if the starter was connected to the battery
> cable? Maybe they forgot to hook it back up.


or it was loose (since you said you started it once). There is
also a ground cable that goes to the engine block, make sure
that hasn't fallen off either.

In any case, you chould be able to fix it by tracing out the
circuit path and using a voltmeter.
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 65 Mustang Starter Help

Mike R wrote:

> In article <1124425913.447004.123010@o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com>,
> "murphygarage" <p.bolin@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> > I am having a problem. I had the transmission rebuilt on my 65
> > mustang. I started it and drove it home. Once I got there, it
> > won't start at all. I turn the key and the radio etc. comes
> > on, but no juice to the starter. I replaced the solenoid and
> > ignition key, but it didn't fix it. Does anyone know if there
> > is a ground or something that goes to the transmision that may
> > be causing my problem? Any help would be appreciated.

>
> Check the park/neutral start switch, its alignment and associated
> harness connector/wiring. This is in series with the ignition
> switch. An open circuit here will cause the starter solenoid to
> not trigger, thus a no start condition. Switch is mounted on the
> tranny...HTH


I'm also guessing it's the neutral switch. Instead of rooting
around under the car and checking it, it's usually easier and less
messy to just disconnect it under the dash (2 wire harness) and
short it out, bypassing the switch itself.

Cheers!

zk
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'91 LX Hatchback 5.0/5-speed/3.08s (MIA since Feb'00)
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Old 08-19-2005, 16:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 65 Mustang Starter Help

Sounds like, since it started once for you, that something is just
loose. Since the tranny was rebuilt, I would suspect the neutral
satiety switch has a loose wire.

If you do not have them, I HIGHLY recommend you purchase at least one
repair manual, Haynes or Chilton (actually, I would suggest both).

If you but at someplace like NAPA they will run around $25. However,
if you go to www.amazon.com and check their books section for repair
manuals, Ford Mustang, you will find both available. Follow the link
to <number> new and used starting at $1.99. With shipping, i got both
for about 50% off each. You will also find a selection of restoration
books etc available. Many of these same books are available through
parts catalogs for classic Mustangs at full price. In addition to
Amazon, there are other used book sources on the net.

NOTE: Chilton had two different books for your year. I prefer the
Chilton Repair Manual for 1964.5-1973 Mustang/Cougar.


On 18 Aug 2005 21:31:53 -0700, "murphygarage" <p.bolin@comcast.net>
wrote:

>I am having a problem. I had the transmission rebuilt on my 65
>mustang. I started it and drove it home. Once I got there, it won't
>start at all. I turn the key and the radio etc. comes on, but no juice
>to the starter. I replaced the solenoid and ignition key, but it
>didn't fix it. Does anyone know if there is a ground or something that
>goes to the transmision that may be causing my problem? Any help would
>be appreciated.


Spike
1965 Ford Mustang fastback 2+2 A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok
Vintage Burgundy w/Black Standard Interior; Vintage 40
16" rims w/BF Goodrich Comp T/A gForce Radial
225/50ZR16 KDWS skins; surround sound audio-video.

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