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FORD GALAXIE IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEM

1964 Ford Galaxie

I picked up a non running project. I got the engine to start but only if I use a screw driver to jump the positive terminal and the "s" terminal on the selenoid. I can not get the ignition switch to work other than the key ignition does have to be in the on position for the car to run.


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Masa97
November 15, 2012.



Could be neutral switch or ignition switch. You will have to test the wires to find out which.

Wrenchtech
Nov 15, 2012.
Have you replaced the ignition switch? It does sound like the switch is bad not the key and tumbler but the switch. If would use a volt meter and have someone go to start it and see if there is power at the S term on the solenoid.

Racefan966
Nov 15, 2012.
Obviously, there isn't power at the solenoid because it cranks when power is applied. The neutral switch is even more likely than the ignition switch.

Wrenchtech
Nov 15, 2012.