Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Ft Worth, Tx USA
I would check the starter where the hot cable from the battery connects and tighten it. I would also check the neg batt cable where it connects to the alternator bracket, and be sure the bolts holding the alt bracket to engine are all tight also. There should be a star washer between the cable and the alt bracket. This bolt strips out sometimes, so put in a longer bolt and put a nut on the bottom side, it MUST be tight.
This is some times a difficult problem, if it just didn't start I would go for the starter solonoid. With no dash lights it has to be in the main hot or neg cables, or it could be loose grounds like body grounds, check all the grounds. If it is a ground loosen it and move it around to help it make contact, and retighten it good.
If none of this works take the main bulk head on the drivers side apart where the main harness goes through the firewall. The early cars have a 3/8 headed bolt in the center on the out side, the later cars have a 10 MM bolt.
Take this apart and find all the male/ female spades now look for one that looks like it has been hot, or is dry looking and this may be it.
And there is more but try this for now.