Sign in to follow this  
coast

car won't stay running 65 Buick Riviera

Recommended Posts

When I turn my car over it fires and will run as long as the key is engaged. Once the key is let off it dies.

 

I noticed my ground strap is broke? Could this cause this issue?

 

What other places should I check.

Thanks

Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does it die when the key returns to "run" position from "start"? If so, it may be the ignition switch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a bad switch (as mentioned earlier) or an open connection on the resistance wire from the switch to the firewall connector.

 

With the key in the RUN position, check the coil to see if you have voltage.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Step 1, this sounds like voltage is dying at the coil. Get volt meter, turn ign on and check voltage at coil(should be 12v or close to it). If not, check your coil wire under dash. Probably cooked.  PM me, will guide you through repair. FYI, it's probably your switch that caused it. More to it.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this