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1969 GTO No start-Gets voltage

Hi All,
Im in need of some help. I have a 1969 with the 400 4 speed. Last season, I replaced the intake and carb, and tuned her up while I was at it. Unfortunately, I connected the battery backwards and burned the power wire going to the starter. I replaced the wire (spliced a new one in), reconnected and no issues since.....Until last week.

After a short drive, I turn the key and no start, no click from the starter, nothing, I get 12.5 volts from the battery, all lights work, and still get 12.5 from the battery when you turn the key to start. All the wiring looks good but i haven't gotten under the car yet.

Is there a main fuse that I need to check? Tomorrow Ill try to jump the starter and see if I get anything.

Any thoughts? Ignition switch? How can I check that?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Mike
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TP the starter body with a hammer......then try to start....if it starts, get a new starter

If not check voltage at starter if 12 volts...may still need a atarter if not check wire back and at switch
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you forgot to push the clutch in ..... just kiddin'

if the starter smack doesnt work

check the switch at the top of the pedal.... doubblle purple wires....

juice In juice out ??

that goes to the solenoid .... thats your starter nuetral safety ..........
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So I get 12 volts to the starter. Tried to rap the starter, nothing. tried to jump the starter, nothing. Volt meter drops hard when I turn the key to start so Im assuming the ignition switch is good. Im going after the starter. Any recommendations?
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So I get 12 volts to the starter. Tried to rap the starter, nothing. tried to jump the starter, nothing. Volt meter drops hard when I turn the key to start so Im assuming the ignition switch is good. Im going after the starter. Any recommendations?
Silly question, have you tried to turn the engine over by hand to make sure the starter gear is not locked up/jammed on the flywheel ring gear?

Have yours rebuilt if it was working. Sometimes when you get another starter (stock style) you will need shims to get the starter gear to mesh correctly with the ring gear on the flywheel. Just another thing you may have to deal with when you don't need to.
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Thanks PontiacJim. I pulled the starter and bench tested it....nothing, not even a click from the solenoid.

Now Im trying to decide if I want to go with the Hi torque from Ames or stay with the AC Delco unit.

While under there I noticed a gas leak that I fixed and a huge puddle under the front passenger shock. No evidence of leaks, fluid are full and no leaks from brake lines. Not oil, not brake fluid and not antifreeze.....Gotta love classic cars!
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IF
the original engaged and sounded normal and quiet when it
WAS working properly
have the original rebuilt... as Jim mentioned

OH

whats the part number and date on the starter .... we should find out what it is first ..

does the part number end in 355 ??

Scott

did you jump the starter or the solenoid....

try jumping to the little strap off the rear of the starter with the + ,.,,, bypassing the solenoid
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