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Old 11-29-2006, 08:06 PM   #1
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my car wont start..... help!!!!

i own a 64 impala, all original besides the water pump, fuel pump and of course the tires and battery. the car only has 60,000 miles on it. well the other day i went to start it and nothing, no power. i fumbled around a little and opened the trunk, when i shut the trunk the dome light came on. it started right up. i brought it up to the chevy dealer and they said they fixed it, that a cable going to the starter was lose. i dont think they did anything, besides, if power was not going to the starter the lights would still come on right?.
well today i drove her a bit, got home and parked her. i was rolling up the windows and it just cut off, again there is no power to the car and i dont know what to do. i cleaned the ground going from the battery to the firewall but nothing.

so any old car guys know anything i should be looking for????
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:21 PM   #2
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Go open and shut the trunk again?

It sounds to me like you just need to chase the wiring and look for the loose connection. Be glad it's an old car and the wiring is pretty simple. It sounds like a problem that effects most of the car so it should be one of the main connections and easy to find. What about going into the fuse box? Are your battery terminals clean?

Not much real help to offer.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:26 PM   #3
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connection at the battery? probaly when you closed the trunk you moved the loose wires closer to the terminal.
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Old 11-29-2006, 08:44 PM   #4
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the battry connections are good and i havent looked at the fuse box yet but if a fuze was bad it wouldnt hace started again after i closed the trunk 2 day ago.
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:03 PM   #5
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no, not a fuse, a conection going into the fuse box. something that would affect everything.
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:07 PM   #6
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no, not a fuse, a conection going into the fuse box. something that would affect everything.
hmmmm.... ill keep that one in mind, i gotta wait till tomm for day light.
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:08 PM   #7
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actually, im gonna go look now, i goot flashlight
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:17 PM   #8
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well, i looked at the fuses, nothing wrong, then i got irritated and sammed the car door......now the power is back on but i still need to find the problem, i dont want to have to slam the door everytime i want to start the car.

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Old 11-29-2006, 09:26 PM   #9
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Check the main power wires at the solenoid, fusebox and keyswitch. Either someting is loose or corroded.
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:49 PM   #10
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Could just be a bad ground too?
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:31 PM   #12
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Yeah I would check the power wire on the solenoid if it was the problem before they might not have done a real good job. I think it will cause you to lose power...not positive I try not to work or no anything about cars.
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Old 11-29-2006, 11:13 PM   #14
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if your loosing all power check the main power wire going into the fuse box. its either loose somewhere or your getting a bad ground. im willing to bet your problem is close to your fuse box though. good luck
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when I had my 64 Impala SS I had problems with the voltage regulator...but this sounds like something else. I second the opinion of trying to find a main ground wire loose. You and you're 64 got me jealous. I don't have any digital pics of my old ride, but I'm gonna try and find some old pics to scan at work tomorrow and then post 'em up in this thread.

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when I had my 64 Impala SS I had problems with the voltage regulator...but this sounds like something else. I second the opinion of trying to find a main ground wire loose. You and you're 64 got me jealous. I don't have any digital pics of my old ride, but I'm gonna try and find some old pics to scan at work tomorrow and then post 'em up in this thread.

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I am almost positive that it is a bad ground. Move the main ground from the battery to the frame or right on the alternator. I think you are missing a good ground. The motor, frame and body should all be grounded.
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I think you will soon have another part on your list that will not be original...:laughing6
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duh it's cause it's a chevy.
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Old 11-30-2006, 05:16 PM   #20
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duh it's cause it's a chevy.
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i guess if you put a ram on the hood it will run, right piano187 boy.
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