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58 hawk electricial problem

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  • 58 hawk electricial problem

    My battery is new but I have no
    power to starter,lights or anywhere else.What you recon?

  • #2
    You either have a bad ground, or the battery is not getting 12 volts to the back of the ignition switch.

    Studebaker On The Net http://stude.com
    64 GT Hawk
    64 R2 4 speed Challenger
    63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
    53 Street rod
    JDP Maryland

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    • #3
      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???[}]

      Miscreant at large.

      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
      No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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      • #4
        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

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        • #5
          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

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          • #6
            Cool deal!

            Miscreant at large.

            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
            No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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            • #7
              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




              1955 1/2 Ton Pickup (image link below)
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              Paul Simpson
              "DilloCrafter"

              1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
              The Red-Headed Amazon
              Deep in the heart of Texas

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              • #8
                Hey Dillo! I set my own fees, thank you![:0] Hillholders "fee" is to take that pretty Hawk out for a nice long cruise!

                Miscreant at large.

                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
                No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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