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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 28th, 09, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Engine won't turn over

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Need some help troubleshooting...I have a 67 camaro and my father had taken it to get a radio installed at a radio shop. After the radio was installed the car would not start. It cranks but will not turn over. I looked at the wiring from the radio and it looks like everything is in order, just don't know where it would be messing up at. All the fuses look good but I don't think that would prevent the motor from turning over anyways. Any suggestions would help, thanks.
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It sounds like the voltage regulator on the radiator support or the ignition fuse they tapped in to for the radio... Just bumping this up for one of the pros..
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Engine cranks over, but no run. Could be one of the crimps the shop installed is not making good connection.

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Did he drive it home from the shop? If so, may be coincidence it doesn't start - Do you have power to the coil?

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Engine would to turn over at the shop, had to have it towed back home. I'm going to check all the wires to see if there getting power.
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Hey Guys,

Need some help troubleshooting...It cranks but will not turn over...
The above statement is confusing. Cranking and turning over are the same thing.

If when you turn the key, nothing happens, check your neutral safety switch. Try jiggling the shifter while attempting to crank it.

If you mean to say the starter motor runs (cranks) but won't start, then we're probably looking at an ignition problem.

If you mean it will attempt to crank but won't crank enough to spin the motor, then we're probably looking at a bad connection between the battery and starter or block.

Did this new radio involve power amplifiers that tap into the battery? If so, I'd wonder if there is a bad connection there.

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Ok...voltage meter was a pos. But what I did find was the guy that installed the radio hooked up the main power source to the radio (yellow wire) to the orange wire on the harness designated for the radio. He then cut the brown wire that goes to the heater box harness and connected it to the accessory power wire to the radio (red wire). Could this be the issue why the car is not turning over (starting). Could this have blown a fuse or fusable link? What should I consider doing first?
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Hook it back up and see what it does, although I have to say it doesn't sound like the problem - pull the coil wire off an lay it on top of the coil close but not touching to the coil output or a good ground, but not touching and crank it over having someone look at it to see if you have spark. Sounds like you aren't getting spark to me.

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