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Replaced ignition switch, now car won't start I own a 1980 Camaro(Had to put 83 in product category cuz it wont go any lower but it's an 80), The Ign. Switch went out a few months ago, I replaced it back around easter. I got it to run once but when i put in reverse nothing happened, turned off to check and now it wont start again, i've replaced the swith the rotor the Dist. Cap, everything works but the car will not turn over. I've replaced all fuses. Check my battery lines. i stuck a screw driver in the number 2 Spark Plug Wire and tried to get a spark but i got nothing.

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  • Levi Fogle
    Levi Fogle May 25, 2009

    I bought a universal swith from Auto zone, i got it to run once again bu when i shut it off, and tried again got nothing

  • billie ramos
    billie ramos May 11, 2010

    maybe it is the switch its seft.....is the 83 switch you bought pretty similar? or is there a sligt varitation in design?

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Dont panic, you can do this. First you must get a multimeter. Their cheap at harbor frieght 5 bucks. Then check the battery, car off, should be 12 volts. car on 13,14 volts. Possibly the ignition switch wires are touching. That of course would be a short. Also try to jump start the car, if it turns over you found your problem. If not you must start check the connections from the battery. follow the wires, negative to frame, make sure its tight, positive to starter make sure its tight to starter post. Use meter to check for power on the wires. Okay buddy good luck.

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