I have a 1964 Chevy Belair 6l . I was driving normally and suddenly the car cut out . I changed the ignition switch and starter . Won't turn over from the ignition but will direct from starter

Asked by Sep 06, 2015 at 09:49 PM about the 1964 Chevrolet Bel Air

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car was driving fine then just cut out.  No power
seems to going to ignition swich replaced it and
nothing. I checked the fuses and battery is new.
Battery cables look good , starter is new , battery
new. Tried to start it directly from starter but the
car won't stay on.

3 Answers

65,075

Sounds like one of the fuseable links down by the starter has burned out. This would interrupt power going to the ignition switch and stall the engine. It will also prevent the starter from cranking by using the ignition switch. With the ignition switch on see if you have power to the ignition coil. My guess is that you don't. HTH. -Jim

1,355

on ignition systems that old they have a resistor to the coil could have burned it out lie js said power to the coil and points

21,795

Wow- that car could be used for a class in Automotive repair- Auto 101- c'mon, now, you can do it!

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