All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Ask A Question Reply   
Author Message
 

contributions: 1
1987 olds Cutlass v8
My steering column broke while driving. The car died and I had to get it towed. After the repair it has power to the dash lights turn signals wipers radio, but the car won't start. When I put the key in the start position there's no noise no crank. I put a test light on all fuses (good) the fuseable link to the starter (good) and on the ignition switch. When on the switch the test light dims when I turn the key. Does anyone know if I'm missing something? At the end of my rope here. Thanks.


Share on FacebookShare on DiggShare on DeliciousShare on TechnoratiShare on TumblrShare on Google+
   
Reply with quote  
* Search   
 
User avatar

contributions: 2036
Images: 37
Location: Oregon
check your ignition switch to make sure it is adjusted correctly. the holes where the screws go through are slotted. loosen the bolts and push the switch towards the top while the relay rod from the lock and tumbler is in the off position. just move it with your fingers until you take the play out of the relay rod. then tighten the mounting screws. It sounds like the switch isn't all the way up so when you turn the key to the start position it doesn't reach far enough to hit the start terminal.


Attachments:
ignition switch.jpg
ignition switch.jpg [ 86.64 KiB | Viewed 958 times ]
   
Reply with quote  
Ask A Question Reply   

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Most Recent 
New Articles View the first Power steering hose/line assembly install

in Oldsmobile

Missy7790

1

1054

Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:58 pm

carriedi View the latest

New Articles View the first car won't start

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Oldsmobile

vickilou52

10

2250

Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:32 pm

carriedi View the latest

New Articles View the first my car want start

in Oldsmobile

lakeisha

4

1451

Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:28 am

derron12 View the latest

New Articles View the first Car start but won't run

in Pontiac Grand Prix

sheltop909

3

1130

Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:34 pm

carriedi View the latest

New Articles View the first 1990olds 88 won't start

in Oldsmobile

chump

1

1461

Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:41 pm

carriedi View the latest

New Articles View the first 95 Buick regal won't start help please

in Buick

jeff88

6

3536

Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:42 pm

amyb View the latest

New Articles View the first Won't start after replacing balancer

in Oldsmobile

igenofish

4

1239

Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:50 am

Hellofidei View the latest


All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]



Search for:
Jump to:  
Contact Us