I have a 1974 Dodge Charger SE and it will not even attempt to turn over, even if I try to jump start it. When I turn the key the gauge leans towards D- and away from C+. What's the problem?

Asked by Jun 20, 2015 at 06:31 AM about the 1974 Dodge Charger

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The battery in the car has been dead
before, do I just need a new battery?
Or is it something wrong with the
alternator?

4 Answers

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Check the voltage at the starter, both main power and key power, you could have a nuetral safety switch in failure mode, or the ignition switch not making contact with the contact point for the crank position. If all that checks good then it could be your starter, or even a seized engine, hopefully not that.

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A 40 year old car will probly need new EVERYTHING- that is a cool almost-classic, so why not just start restoring it? start with the starter-

Check the electric ingnition moduel on the fire wall. Two screws and plug. Its eather good or bad.

104,415

GuruQ33Z, look at the dates, this thread is almost a year old, no doubt they found the solutions.

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