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    Prince BY-TOR is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    68 wont start

    hello my 68 cadillac will not start this is how it goes she ran fine a few days ago and the next day the car doesnt even ct like starting the starter does not engage at all i replaced the there is some kind of fuse somewhere for the starter but onceagain ue starter and still no luck on starting the thing the starter once again does not engage and im stumped i have no idea what the problem is the battery is fully charged new starter all the wires look to be in good enough shape i was thinking maybe the coil was broken but im not sure or maybe there is a fuse somewhere just for the starter that has blown so thanks for any imput ---- David

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    Re: 68 wont start

    First of all, please use punctuation. It makes things a lot easier to read. I believe there is a fusible link between the battery and starter.

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    Re: 68 wont start

    I am not sure of the symptoms. If you are saying that the starter motor will not run then a guess would be the neutral safety switch. Try starting in neutral and try to engage the starter while moving the shifter around.
    Double check the I. and S. terminals to make sure they are not reversed.

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    Re: 68 wont start

    Make sure the small wire is on the inside post(closest to the engine block). Does the starter turn over, but not engage the engine? If so, remove the flywheel cover and check the starter itself for cracks. My caddy was too advanced, so it kicked back and tore apart the starter; the starter spun, but didn't engage. The ground strap should be cleaned as well. Does the starter click? Try hitting it with a peice of wood and a hammer. Thats my 2-cents.

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    Re: 68 wont start

    thanks davesdeville. sorry (matter f fact it probably would make things easier to read ) do you know anything more about the fusiblelink i thought the problem could possibly be a blown fuse somewhere .
    Apeman thanks ill check the terminals to make sure they are not reversed.
    7.0,hellyeah- i probably do need to cllen that oily ground strap. I believe it is the starter clicking but it my just be other wires activating im not sure
    thanks

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