View Single Post
  #11  
Old 07-31-2017, 06:21 PM
jopizz's Avatar
jopizz jopizz is offline
Excellent Auto Mechanic for over 40 years.
 
Join Date: Nov 23 2009
Posts: 4,759
jopizz is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Frango100 View Post
With all due respect Dave, but the starter only engages for a split second when the lights are on and the shifter is moved to D. No lights, no problem. With the lights on, power is waiting at the Neutral switch to go to the back-up lights, as soon as the shifter is in Reverse. This power must be the reason for the starter to engage. I will remove the Neutral switch and try to find out how this can happen.

Since the backup lights only work with the lights turned on then you must have a short in your neutral switch. That's a serious situation that could ruin your starter drive or worse, your flexplate if it happens with the engine running. I would fix it right away.

John
__________________
John Pizzi - Squarebirds Administrator
1959 Convertible

Thunderbird Registry #36223
jopizz@verizon.net 856-779-9695

http://www.squarebirds.org/picture_gallery/TechnicalResourceLibrary/trl.htm
Reply With Quote