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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 10th, 01, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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ok, i took the distributor out and put in the pertronix conversion. put the distrbutor back in and of course it wont go in all the way where its supposed to. so i do a little research and find out i need to turn the motor over a couple of cranks to get it to drop fully. so i go out and give this a try and the car will not crank? the battery is fine and everything else seems to be getting power. the car ran just a couple of days ago before i removed the disrtibutor and i also put on a new manifold. what is the problem? does anyone know? thanx for all the help!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 10th, 01, 06:25 PM
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Is the car in park? There is a purple wire that is the signal to the starter solenoid,it should have power while cranking.While cranking you should have 10+ volts at the starter (battery) cable.If you have both powers,while cranking,check the negative batt. cable,must be clean and tight.If all this proves to be good,the starter is bad.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old May 10th, 01, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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its really hard to tell whats what! the car is a 4- spd,69 camaro with a 327. many of the wires have been cut,spliced and what not. its to late to try anything tonight so i think tomarrow after work i may just run a lead from the bettery to the starter and see if that works, if it does then whats the prob.
like i said the car ran fine just a couple of days ago and the starter seemed healthy and it appears to be pretty fresh.
i have only had the car since feb. all the work i have done so far has been suspension work. this is my first attempt at anything under the hood. please give me some help?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old May 10th, 01, 07:54 PM
 
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there should be 1 large cable going to sol.batt+,1 lug from starter to sol.,the small wire is your signal(ign.switch+)line should be hot with key in start pos. if not check circuit and ign. switch.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old May 11th, 01, 03:51 AM
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This may be nutty, but are you using the clutch, or trying to crank the car in neutral? I remember a family friend have a 69 Chevelle SS that had a safety switch to prevent the car from starting unless you pressed the clutch in ... If all your wiring is intact, could this be the problem ?
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