1967 Ford Mustang V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual 145000 miles
About 1/2 of the time when I turn the key in the ignition switch to the start position nothing happens and there is no sound. I will hear a single click of the starter solenoid in about 1/4 of those no start cases.
If I let the key spring back to the run position and turn it to the start position again the enginge will crank and start just fine 75% of the time.
If turning the key to the start position does not get the starter to work a second time, it will usually turn over on the thrid try. If that doesn't work, I usually get it to fire up by turning the key back to the off position and then turning it to start.
This problem only happens 1/2 of times I try to start the engine. The other 1/2 of the times it turns over fine on the first try.
Within the past 5,000 miles and 4 years this recently restored classic Mustang has had a new battery, rebuilt starter and solenoid, new flywheel, new ignition switch, new starter relay, and heat insulation put on the wire from the relay to the starter motor. All connections and ground points have supposedly been checked for being clean and tight.
My only guess at this point is that there might be an intermittent loose contact between the ignition lock cylinder and the ignition switch going to the primary electrical system of this '68 302 cu. In. Starter and engine.
What are your thoughts?
have the same problem?
Saturday, March 7th, 2009 AT 11:19 AM