my 1973 dodge charger starts only in crank position when you go to on it dies ,i can jump a wire to pos side off coil and make it run.ballist res is good .Bad ign switch?

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Asked by Jun 10, 2013 at 04:13 PM about the 1973 Dodge Charger

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starts in crank pos only,can run a wire to coil and starts and runs fine ,also no power to windows with out jumper wire

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First things first, do you have the 4 prong ballast resistor? If you have the 4 prong one side is the crank resistor and the other is run resistor. Check voltage at the + side of the coil with key on it should be around 9 volts give or take, if no voltage check it at the resistor, if voltage is there then you have a wiring problem. What do you mean by jumper wire? Are you jumpering the fuse?

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Yes a bad ignition switch can cause it also, a voltage check before the resistor will tell you that, it should be battery voltage. Is this points and condenser unit or solid state ignition. If solid state I have seen the module cause the same trouble starting.

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All voltages were good ,module ck. ok , no voltage to power windows also,Changed ignition switch and started and ran . Thanks !

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