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Camaro Research Group Discussion => Maintenance => Topic started by: jthdad on February 09, 2019, 02:18:26 PM

Title: Starting Problem
Post by: jthdad on February 09, 2019, 02:18:26 PM
My 68 RS has developed an annoying problem. Randomly it will not start. Put the key in and turn, dash lights up but otherwise dead. No clicking of the solenoid. Nothing.

Now what I think is weird is that if you put it in gear and roll it a few feet it will then start right up.

Already planning a new neutral safety switch but what else could it be?
Title: Re: Starting Problem
Post by: 69Z28-RS on February 09, 2019, 03:12:52 PM
Sounds like a poor 'ground' problem to me...
Title: Re: Starting Problem
Post by: z28z11 on February 10, 2019, 12:22:42 AM
Run an amperage test on the battery. I've seen dead or bridged cells give you enough voltage to run the lights, but no "oomph" to start the vehicle. Try replacing the battery with a spare if you don't have an amperage (load) tester.

This, of course, assumes you have checked cables and terminals, grounds, and solenoid.

Regards,
Steve
Title: Re: Starting Problem
Post by: 69Z28-RS on February 10, 2019, 03:52:48 AM
Run an amperage test on the battery. I've seen dead or bridged cells give you enough voltage to run the lights, but no "oomph" to start the vehicle. Try replacing the battery with a spare if you don't have an amperage (load) tester.
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Rolling it a few feet forward would not 'fix' a battery problem, whereas it *might* get him a better ground...?
Title: Re: Starting Problem
Post by: maroman on February 10, 2019, 05:32:34 AM


Already planning a new neutral safety switch but what else could it be?
So it's an automatic?
Title: Re: Starting Problem
Post by: camaronut on March 24, 2019, 12:03:03 PM
If itís an automatic / console car then I would check the adjustment of the neutral safety switch.