Notices
Corvette C1 & Corvette C2 1953 through 1967

Electrical Issue

  #1  
Old 06-13-2016, 05:07 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 2
Default Electrical Issue

Have a 1961 that was working fine the last few weeks, then the other day, didn't want to start anymore.

It won't turn over at all.

Replaced the battery, same thing.

Occasionally, it will click a few times when I try to start it, then nothing.

The dome light goes out too, kind of like when the car doesn't start, the whole thing loses power completely.

I'm not familiar with the wiring for this car yet, but I'm wondering what might cause the whole thing to lose power like that when it fails... Yesterday, power would eventually come back. However, in the last 24 hours, it hasn't returned at all since the last failure...

Any ideas where to begin?
 
  #2  
Old 06-13-2016, 05:44 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 2
Default

Additional troubleshooting has me thinking that the problem is between the battery and it's first point of contact with the car on the positive terminal.

If I work and manipulate that wire, power comes back to the car. But, as soon as I try to turn it over, I get the same power loss.

I can't tell how or what that wire is connected to on the other end.

Anyone familiar with what is at the other end of that wire?
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
melmck
Corvette C3 Forum
3
10-22-2006 12:03 AM
jefftwilley
Corvette C4 Forum
0
12-09-2005 12:11 PM
dag7330
New Member Area
3
11-05-2005 08:58 PM
Tom
Corvette C4 Forum
0
09-21-2005 02:35 PM
quasarfantasy
Corvette C4 Forum
1
08-05-2005 02:45 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Electrical Issue


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.