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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 12, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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No power to starter

Hi,

got a new 69 camaro project thats been rigged up a bit....

to keep it simple, I turn the key and no power to the starter....

My question is are there any ignition fuses that I should check first? Any inside the fusebox....

thanks !
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 12, 01:03 PM
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Re: No power to starter

There is a red main power wire mounted on the radiator support behind the battery going to a small junction block. Did you check it by chance?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 12, 01:15 PM
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Re: No power to starter

My first thought is neutral safety switch if an automatic or clutch activated safety switch if a manual transmission.
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Find the large purple wire with white stripe coming from the ignition switch under the dash and follow it. If there are any plugs coming off it with nothing on them you'll have to make a little jumber out of 10 AWG wire and male spade connectors (bent a tad to help stay in) to plug into them. Got a former powerglide car rigged up like that.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 12, 10:50 PM
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Re: No power to starter

If no power at the neutral safty switch
Have a look under the dash on the top side of the column... there is a wire (not electrical) that connects upside where the ign switch is, about 4" long, from memory, down to the actual 'switch' this is bloody sensitive in adjustment.. either right or not working, no inbetween.
It is easier to drop the plastic panel at the base of the steering column,pull the carpet back, and remove the panel behind that....then drop the colummn on the bolt thru to the dash at the top....adjust it, and put every thing back together.
Now putting back together...re mount at the top 1st, do not torque up, put the bottom firewall plate back on, do not torques up.....but have both of these slightly over finger tight.Now turn the steering wheel full lock both ways...engine on if power steering...steering wheel now straight, torque up the top mount bolts then the bottom plate, replace carpet, replace the plastic trim.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 12, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Re: No power to starter

Thanks for the tips, Im hoping to dig into it this weekend and Ill report back.

When I say rigged up a bit the gut had mounted a starter selenoid onto the fender well and Ive been jumpingh a hot wire at the selenoid to start it. I'll get my test equipment on it this weekend and test the items you mention.

Looks like the simple fix like a blown fuse aint happening! Thanks again for the feedback! Will let you know what I find out.
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