I PICKED UP A NON RUNNING PROJECT

1964 Ford Galaxie

Tiny

masa97

November, 15, 2012 AT 4:29 PM

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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Wrenchtech

November, 15, 2012 AT 4:34 PM

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

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racefan966

November, 15, 2012 AT 4:38 PM

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.

Tiny

Wrenchtech

November, 15, 2012 AT 4:41 PM

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.

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