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 Post subject: Loseing all ignition at random times
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:39 pm 

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Hey lads just trying to track down this problem, wondering if ya's have had the same hassel

I have a 74 VJ regal with a 318 and 904 box.
At random times ill be driving along and it will just stop firing. Its dosnt splutter and die its an instant kill of ignition.
Just wondering if you could point me in the right direction with tracking down excatly what the problem would be.
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 Post subject: Re: Loseing all ignition at random times
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:39 pm 
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Possibly the ign switch, they come loose at the back where the wires are, if it hasn't fallen apart you can re-stake them to tighten them up. Other than that the resistor block some times gives problems but they are usually dead or alive, not intermittent. You should also check the basics as in loose connections.


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 Post subject: Re: Loseing all ignition at random times
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:07 pm 

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When I'm driving along I will knock it into neutral and 90% of the time it will start straight back up, but sometimes it will flood and takes a lil to start again. Has done it on rough roads, smooth roads, sitting at the lights, when I first put my foot down accelerating from the lights. It does my head in! I'll have a look at this ignition and let you know how I go. Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Loseing all ignition at random times
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:10 am 
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Probably the back of the ignition switch as previously mentioned and since they are notorious for it.
Had the same issue with my son's CL SE regal and it was the ignition switch.

Had the same symptoms with my challenger when I first got it.
It turned out to be corroded connections at the ammeter.And THAT can be dangerous.Causes fires.

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 Post subject: Re: Loseing all ignition at random times
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:22 am 
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I had a trans neutral safety switch do some intermittent problems simular to that once.
Worth a look.
Also I had a coil give similar problems for a week or two and then finally gave up the ghost.

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 Post subject: Re: Loseing all ignition at random times
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:42 pm 
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Had a few both Aussie and US mopars with that problem could never pin point the cause, check the switch contacts first remember it's a 30-40 year old switch if that doesn't work I've bypassed the factory ignition and went with an MSD......... problem solved every time


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 Post subject: Re: Loseing all ignition at random times
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:15 pm 

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Wasn't the ignition switch :(
Have been pointed to the ballast resistor and the ignition module.
Will let ya's know how I go


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 Post subject: Re: Loseing all ignition at random times
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:49 pm 

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OK, I bought a upgraded ignition system from Hemiperformance.com.au
All problems sorted, so out of the distributor, ignition module, ballast resistor, something wasn't working!! But got a VERY healthy spark now! Jammed me a few times when setting the timing!
Cheers for the feedback lads


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