I CAN'T GET MY ENGINE TO START

  • Tiny
  • chevy26s
  • 1972 Cadillac Allante
  • 80,000 miles

Hi I have a 1972 caddy deville sedan with a 472 7.7, a couple days ago my car wouldnt start so I replaced the starter, but still didnt start come to find out there a connector part at the bottom of the steering column by the break pedal, which broke off, it has a ring around the steering shaft to hold in place, but no one seems to know the name of the piece, can someone help or direct me to a diagram that would allow me to locate the part nd name cause I cant find one?

Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 3:11 PM

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  • Tiny
  • saturntech9
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Is there a rod going to it that moves when you turn the key?

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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 3:27 PM
  • Tiny
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No sir im beginnig to believe its a neutral safety switch

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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 3:29 PM
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  • saturntech9
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So the rod from your gear shift on the column goes to it?

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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 3:33 PM
  • Tiny
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Its wrapped around it

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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 3:35 PM
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If it was the neutral safety the shift linkage would have to move it some how so it could work properly.

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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 3:38 PM
  • Tiny
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Ok do you kno the round about cost for that repair

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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 3:41 PM
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  • saturntech9
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I really dont have that kind of info for a car that old sorry about that.

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Friday, April 27th, 2012 AT 3:50 PM

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