Have a 1975 A14 Datsun engine used as a power plant. When you attempt to start, you turn the key but engine doesn't start until you release the key. What could be the problem?


Asked by Nov 04, 2014 at 05:13 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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pretty sure it is the ignition switch.

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I put on a new ignition switch and it still does that. Any other ideas?

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the wires could be reversed on the starter solenoid.

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Thank you for the helpful answers. I discovered I was not holding the key on long enough. Looks like everything is working great.

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