1975 Power Wagon rebuilt 440

Asked by Dec 30, 2017 at 01:36 PM about the 1973 Dodge Power Wagon

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

For some reason the engine shut off when I turned
on the defroster.  Got it started again, honked the
horn and it shut off again.  Headlights etc still
work.  Truck won't turn over at all now.  Any ideas?

6 Answers


Check is you have a bad ballast resistor


Possible shorts or bad ground.

What is a ballast resistor?

Is this a ballast resistor?


That looks like a starter solenoid. Not sure if Ken is referring to the ballast on the coil or not.

Got a ballast resistor at AutoZone. Replaced old one and no go. The saga continues!!!

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