1973 Chevy Nova V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic
The symptom with the ignition system started after letting the car sit for 3 days. I went to start the vehicle and when I turned the key to the start position the car attempted to start for about a second and then everything completely shut off. After that whenever I turned the key to the start position the car would not even attempt to start and all of the lights on the dash would go out. The only way I could any lights to come back on was by removing and replacing the battery cables. I had the battery tested and it was fully charged and in good working order. Battery connections were nice and snug as well. I then had the starter tested and it was also in good working order. So I ran continuity checks on the wires that connect to the starter solenoid. All of the wires that connected to it showed 0 resistance except for the wire that ran from the most right terminal. The wire runs from that terminal to the alternator. At first it showed completely open until you place the key in the start position then it shows about 2m ohms. I inspected the entire wire and everything appeared to be fine and all connections seemed pretty clean. I'm not sure if that wire is supposed to have that much resistance. After cleaning up a couple of ground points. I put everything back together and the problem still wasn't fixed. I think the next step is the ignition switch, but I do not know how to remove it. Information on removing and installing it would be highly appreciated as well as any further troubleshooting advice in the event that the issue still isn't resolved. Thank you.
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Friday, April 30th, 2010 AT 9:59 PM