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starting problem


well I got my problem of starting my car down to possible reasons its either in the wiring or in the ignition switch on my dash does any have a ignition switch to fit my 66 Pontiac or know if I can get my old one rebuiltd



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What is it doing, anything, clicking, gauges come on? I thought you must have sold it.

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My 66 has a new red wire from the battery to the back of the ign switch    perhaps you should trace your wiring for power



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I would unplug the back of the switch and test with an ohm meter from bat to start (holding the key in start position) also check from bat to run. Might not be your Ign switch. Could be NS switch, firewall plug etc.

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I had a couple of offers on it but not enough.



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I got the same red wire when it started doing this about 5 years ago I use to put my hand up under the dash and press on the wires and it would go now nothing I get red lights on my dash. this time I press on the switch on dash and it worked so I figured it must be my switch but i.ll try the other methods also thanks guys



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When unpluged at back of switch, clean the terminals. Had a switch that was poor connection at plug, might be why it works when you push on wires.

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hawkeye5766 wrote:
I would unplug the back of the switch and test with an ohm meter from bat to start (holding the key in start position) also check from bat to run. Might not be your Ign switch. Could be NS switch, firewall plug etc.

When unpluged at back of switch, clean the terminals. Had a switch that was poor connection at plug, might be why it works when you push on wires.


 I guess the same applies to my situation too eh Jim?



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Islander wrote:
hawkeye5766 wrote:
I would unplug the back of the switch and test with an ohm meter from bat to start (holding the key in start position) also check from bat to run. Might not be your Ign switch. Could be NS switch, firewall plug etc.

When unpluged at back of switch, clean the terminals. Had a switch that was poor connection at plug, might be why it works when you push on wires.


 I guess the same applies to my situation too eh Jim?


 If you don't get it figured out, the next time I go up or you come down, we'll go over it with a fine tooth comb.smile



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If in trouble Kevin I have a 66 ignition switch with a pretty low price tag on it. I would have room for it on the Island trip.

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a long way to come down or go up. I got tired laying on my back fooling around with wires and tracing them I just ordered a new switch and keys from ebay store I had enough of this fooling around thanks guys i.ll let you know how I make outconfuseconfuseconfuseconfuseconfuseconfuse



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jmont64 wrote:

If in trouble Kevin I have a 66 ignition switch with a pretty low price tag on it. I would have room for it on the Island trip.


 Hey sounds good, can't hurt to have a spare, Thanks, PM me the details!



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Did you ever get that starting issue sorted out? I had a similar issue with my 66. I replaced the ignition switch, issue came back.
Of course the car hasn't been running in about 8 years now. Hoping to get it started in the next few weeks.
When it wouldn't start from the key, I could turn it to the on position and jump the solenoid with a screwdriver.
Pretty sure it wasn't drawing any power when the issue was happening. Sometimes it would start after jiggling or a few tries with turning the key, other times I had to jump the solenoid.

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65 Catalina 2+2 421 4bbl,  Auto, White, w/red interior, Buckets w/column shift.

66 Grande Parisienne, 2dr HT, 327 4bbl, Auto.

Had the 66 since about 83 and the 65 since 88.
Both still require a lot of work.
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