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hillholder
10-27-2005, 08:43 AM
My battery is new but I have no
power to starter,lights or anywhere else.What you recon?

JDP
10-27-2005, 10:39 AM
You either have a bad ground, or the battery is not getting 12 volts to the back of the ignition switch.

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Roscomacaw
10-27-2005, 12:39 PM
What you need to do is disconnect that battery (for safety) and look at the connections on the back of the ammeter. They might appear all rusty and look like they've overheated. That and where the smaller wire comes off the starter solenoid on the SAME terminal that the positive battery cable is attached to.;) It's that wire that supplies the ammeter and thus the whole car's electrical operations.

Does this car have a new battery as an attempt to CURE this problem or has the problem developed AFTER the battery was installed???[}:)]

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

hillholder
10-27-2005, 09:09 PM
Thanks
I am going to try your suggestions
his weekend. I will let you know what worked.
HillHolder

1963 Avanti R-1
1964 Daytona Conv
1958 Packard Hawk

hillholder
11-06-2005, 08:46 PM
I disconnected all wires and cleaned
contacts. I don't know which one but
one of them made made it hot and BAM I
had lights and a turning starter.
Thanks for the help........

1963 Avanti R-1
1964 Daytona Conv
1958 Packard Hawk

Roscomacaw
11-07-2005, 01:35 PM
Cool deal!;)

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

DilloCrafter
11-07-2005, 09:41 PM
Send your $10 diagnostic fee to

MrBiggsCanGetYouFixed@PayPal.com


Just kidding. There is no such email address that I know of. But PayPal will probably be willing to take your money, just the same ;)




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Roscomacaw
11-08-2005, 11:45 AM
Hey Dillo! I set my own fees, thank you![:0]:( Hillholders "fee" is to take that pretty Hawk out for a nice long cruise! ;):D

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS