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Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by Jorgecv82, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Jorgecv82

    Jorgecv82 Member

    Alright guys I took motor off out back in hooked everything up . and now car just clicks when I turn the key? It turned on fine before wngine was removed. I bypassed the starter and it spins but doesn't engage flywheel. All my connections are right I think? Why is the starter not crancking or spinning when I turn the key? Could starter have gotten damaged in the whole process of engine taken out etc...

    Ps battery is charged ground cables all hooked up . i just get clicking and nothing happens.
     
  2. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Is the solenoid kicking out the bendix to engage the flex plate?
     
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  3. Jorgecv82

    Jorgecv82 Member

    How would I check that? And why isn't it working when I turn the ignition?
     
  4. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    If you put 12V to the S terminal on the starter it should kick the bendix and turn the starter. Purple to the S and Yellow to R
     
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  5. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Jump the big starter post to one of the smaller ones with a screwdriver. It should spark pretty good and engage the starter,. Other wise you probably got a solenoid with a burned contact disc. JMHO... ws
     
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  6. Jorgecv82

    Jorgecv82 Member

    Ok I got starter working it was ignition switch!!! But now...... I have No spark? I have good fuel pressure squirters are working cranks good . but its not starting ? How do I check for spark? It started fine before I took engine out. Do I need to set timing on it ? Or what can it be? I'm getting power to the coil .
     
  7. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Did you reconnect the ground straps at the back end of the cylinder heads? Is this points or HEI? Take a volt meter with ALLIGATOR clips and put in on the + side wire of the coil (disconnected from the coil) and the other end to ground. You should have a full 9-10 volts when key is in RUN position and a full 12 volts when cranking. If this proves good the problem lays in the coil, points or condenser. Its a process of elimination working back from the distributor to the starter motor at this point.

    Did you change out points when the motor was outa the car? If the look grayish, the may have corroded. Take a paper fingernail file and swipe them clean and reset. Hell, for $5.00 put new points and conder set in there. Need more conclusive info... ws
     
  8. Jorgecv82

    Jorgecv82 Member

    Its points I did the test u suggested and I got 12v when key was turned on and it started at 12v when cranking but kept on going down. Did the wire from the distributor have to be disconnected?or on? I'm gonna check the points cause i didmt change them out but car started perfect beflre I dont get it .
     

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