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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 13, 3:16 PM Thread Starter
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1969 chevelle 396 wiring problem?

Hello everyone my names Vince I'm new to the forum first of all. Second I have a problem maybe some can help with. I have a 1969 ss .chevelle 396 I purchased her about two weeks ago not running. I had gotten her running after sitting for 25 years and it was fun the owrner before me has hacked up the whole wiring. Now I have her running smooth turn of the key don't even need to pump gas. But when I go to shut her off she wont. Now I did look around the forum at other similar problems and I changed the ignition switch and no go could it be voltage regulator? Thanks in advance for any help
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 13, 4:02 PM
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Re: 1969 chevelle 396 wiring problem?

Turn off the ignition switch and check the plus terminal of ignition coil with a light tester or volt meter and see if there is voltage on the terminal. Could be a defective stater solenoid.

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Re: 1969 chevelle 396 wiring problem?

I'd vote for the voltage regulator since it's happened to me. It's a cheap part to R&R.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 13, 5:46 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 1969 chevelle 396 wiring problem?

I will definatly try both of those I just purcahed the voltage regulator and will be doing both ofthose after work
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Re: 1969 chevelle 396 wiring problem?

"the owner before me has hacked up the whole wiring"... do yourself AND your chevelle a big favor, & buy a new dash harness from American Auto Wire. my '67 had some of those issues & the harness I got from AAW was money well spent. absolutely hassle free, plug & play installation. excellent product, & they are one of our supporting vendors. I liked it so much that I later got an engine & front end harness too.

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... do yourself AND your chevelle a big favor, & buy a new dash harness from American Auto Wire.
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Dont wait until your harness goes up in smoke. Mine did luckily for me I didnt have any interior in it to catch fire.
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AAW Wiring Harness X 3 !
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