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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 02, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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When I tried to start my 67 today all I heard was a big whirring sound and the engine didn't crank at all. When the starter does this is it usually a hint that its time to be replaced? I also have a drain in my electrical system that I've yet to find. Sometimes when I turn the key nothing happend at all and the generator light comes on. The alternator, voltage regulator, ignition switch, coil, and battery are brand new. What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 02, 01:39 PM
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for the starting issue, what about Neutral saftey switch..

as far as current drain, make sure all your accessories are off, (like your aftermarket sterio and amps etc.. ) then verify you (if you have it) hooked up the HEI properly, the BATT side doesnt mean forever current, only +12v when the key is on.. a good test is if you disconnect the battery on the - side, and just touch it, it should not "pop" or show a spark like current, if so you have a current draw... get a test light and start testing fuse panel circuts

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 12th, 02, 01:44 PM
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Could be the bendix on the satrter spinning but not kicking the gear in.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 02, 06:59 AM
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Sounds like the solenoid in the starter has issues! When you turn the key the solenoid it activated pulling in the starter drive and sending power to the starter and ignition system. For some reason the contacts in the solenoid arn't contacting correctly --my guess is the fork and lever that actuate the starter drive is wore out or the contacts in the solenoid. Either way it is in the solenoid!
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 13th, 02, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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New starter=No more problems. Thanks guys.
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