No power to ignition coil

Electrical and Ignition

  1. Nick Colangelo

    Nick Colangelo New Member

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    I have a 65 barracuda with a 225 slant 6 and I cant seem to get power to the ignition coil. I also can’t get the engine to turn over at the ignition switch. What seems odds is when I jump power directly from the battery to the ignition coil, the car will turn over fine and will get spark.

    I’m not very good with electrical systems but it seems like it’s something obvious that I’m missing. The ballast resistor tested good as well as the coil. It seems as if power is not getting to the ignition switch or the ignition switch is bad. Let me know what you guys think.
     
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    Paladin06 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like an ignition switch issue but also check for power at bulkhead connector.
     
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    Plymouth 65 Floorable Deplorable

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    Check your fused link. 65'
     
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    Streetsboro Rick Well-Known Member

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    Neutral safety switch?
     
  5. Nick Colangelo

    Nick Colangelo New Member

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    Figured it out. There was a bad connection at a crimp connector by a fusable link on the fire wall. Now I just have to deal with it being flooded lol.
     
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      Dana67Dart Most undignified way to get to Colorado!

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      Counter intuitive but.... put throttle to wide open and crank, it will clear the flood and start.
       
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