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Re: Starter problems



I have a ground wire attached next to the starter relay with a bayonet connector so that I can just swap it on the terminal quickly if I'm having an issue.  Nice little bit of insurance!  Now that I did that I haven't needed it of course.

Rich Kinsley


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 7:26 PM, Jim Altemose <jaltemoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thanks for the advice guys.  As always very helpful.  Gary, I printed out that article; good stuff.  Took a while to try it since I was away on a cruise to the Bahamas with the family :)

Steve Mick, you're right about the neutral starter switch.  I did a little searching and found you can pull the brown wire off the starter relay and run the tab to ground to bypass the neutral starter switch.  Turned over good and started right up.

I'm having trouble finding one for the right year (1963 Polara 500, 383 auto). 

Anyone know a source?   Are later years interchangeable?  Does it do any damage to anything to drive with it bypassed?

Thanks.

- Jim

Jim Altemose, Long Island, NY
'63 Polara 500 (Max Wedge)
'63 Polara 500 (383)
'65 Belvedere I (Street Wedge)
'71 Bronco

On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 10:32 AM, Gary H. <62to65mopar@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Go to the http://1962to1965mopar.ornocar.com/techstuff.html page and search for the "Roadside Troubleshooting Your Mopar" link, which is about 3/4 the way down the page. The starter relay procedure is documented there, among other things to try.

Thanks,
Gary H.


>  -------Original Message-------

>
>  Thanks for the answers.  I finally made some progress.
>
>  On the starter relay, for testing, I was shorting the two light gauge
>  'tab' connectors, then turning the key all the way to crank it. 
>  That's when it would go 'click click click' and then nothing.
>
>  Today I tried turning the key one 'notch' just to engage the
>  electric, then I shorted the two 'nut' connectors on the start
>  relay.  Yay!!  The starter cranked good and the engine started and ran. 
>
>
>  So I guess the problem exists between the starter relay and the ignition
>  switch.  I just replaced the ignition switch maybe 1 year ago.  I'll
>  check for loose connections and crappy wires.  Or a faulty switch, but
>  it's pretty new.  Any advice on diagnosing?
>
>  Anyway, getting closer.  Certainly more is right than wrong.
>
>  - Jim

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