Question about 1986 Chevrolet Nova
IF YOU HAVE A POINTS TYPE DISTRIBUTER, THE WIRING WILL BE: TO ENERGIZE THE STARTER SOLENOID A LARGE, ABOUT A NUMBER 12 OR 14 GAUGE WIRE WILL GO TO THE INNER MOST SMALL TERMINAL ON THE STARTER SOLENOID. IT MAY BE PURPLE IN COLOR. THE SECOND SMALLER WIRE SHOULD GO TO THE OUTER SOLENOID TERMINAL AND GO FROM THERE TO THE + TERMINAL ON THE IGNITION COIL. THIS IS FOR BY PASSING THE RESISTOR WIRE FROM THE STARTER IGNITION SWITCH. THE LARGER BATTERY CABLE WILL GO TO THE UPPER TERMINAL ON THE STARTER SOLENOID. THERE MAY BE AN ADDITIONAL BATTERY FEED WIRE TAKE OFF FROM THE STARTER BATTERY TERMINAL POST ON THE SOLENOID FOR OTHER ACCESSORIES. THIS TYPE OF SYSTEM (POINTS TYPE) WAS TYPICALLY DONE AWAY WITH IN 1975 WHEN THE HEI DISTRIBUTOR CAME OUT.
Posted on May 05, 2009
Replaced starter, 73 gmc, 350 cu. in. and now power for ignition switch or lights. Has power to solenoid. any help?
Posted on May 30, 2011
I have a similar problem, 1976 GMC pickup, 350 cid. Good battery, engine started, drove about one mile, went to leave and nothing. Getting low voltage to cab. Disassembled power supply to fuse panel to clean out 'tar'. reassembled, no change. After continuing to chase low voltage, starter only clicking all of a sudden it continued to start after making clicking attempt. Shut engine off an now it will only click. At this point I am suspecting a starter.?
Posted on May 28, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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