ignitions problems

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Postby fastprincipal » Mon May 01, 2017 1:06 pm

so i just picked up a 1976 sunbird coupe and has a few problems ... mainly when you turn the key to start it it does nothing.. it has a new starter.. someone has jumped a switch in under the dash that connects the big red wire to the big purple wire to start it with also in the fuse block some one has jumped two male spade terminals together in the middle of the fuse block under the dash not sure whats up with that either. i would like to fix the issue properly.. but not sure where to start key cylinder seems ok.. any help would be great thanks
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Re: ignitions problems

Postby spencerforhire » Mon May 01, 2017 3:51 pm

Automatic or manual? What engine? highly modified or stock? Too many variable to give accurate advice.
The "fleet"-
77 Vega Estate wagon- project(someday)will have TPI305/T-5, S-10 spindles/axles
72 Vega HB Drag Car -383/'Glide/9"(9.35@146.19)(5.94@117.28 1/8th)
76 Vega GT- 400/4spd/9" retired from active duty(rusty)
03 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (work truck/parts hauler)
04 Silverado 2WD ex.cab (retired)
06 Haulin' 20ft enclosed car transporter
93 Suburban- 350/4L60(retired)
00 Saturn SW2- wife's car
01 Saturn SC2- younger son's project
00 Saturn SL2- daughter's car
98 Saturn SW2- spare
and 3 more Saturn "parts cars"
Note- the very act of listing all of these has made me realize I have some kind of problem.....

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Re: ignitions problems

Postby fastprincipal » Tue May 02, 2017 1:36 pm

v6 3.8 i believe and automatic bone stock from what i can see
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Re: ignitions problems

Postby zeke » Tue May 30, 2017 12:17 pm

I'd check the ignition switch output when held in start with a test light and go from there.
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