Eddp
Hi all,
My '71 Super has decided to mess with me. Every now and then, and usually after a drive of 50 miles or more, the car won't start the next time I go to start. I turn the ignition and the radio comes on, but not a sound from the starter or engine. I put it in gear, turn the key to run and push/bump start it and it runs. I'm able to drive it, turn it off and start it again, until it decides to do it again. This last time, I drove about 75 miles, parked it, and did not try to start for three days. When I went to start, it played the game. Bump start and it ran and has started ever since. It just seems random, and usually after a long drive. Anyone ever experience this, or have any ideas? Thanks
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Wayne
I had the same problem with my Super but it only happened when the starter got hot. My tech told me my starter was suffering from heat soak and replaced it. Installed a new Bosch starter and it’s been good ever since. But since yours is sort of random I wonder if it could be the ignition switch...
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Eddp
Thank you for the reply. I have thought the same about the hot starter, but it was three days since I had driven and it didn't start. It always starts when I bump start and then starts normally until another long drive? I may start the process with a new starter and then into the switch if the problem continues. That's the problem with random issues. You can't get it to repeat the problem when trying to test and diagnose. Thanks again.
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Wayne
Mine would always bump start but the fact that it does it cold might indicate the switch or wiring. I’d go the cheapest route first...good luck!
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Eddp
Thanks.
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