1. mikeyfrano

    mikeyfrano FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    My car starts but wont keep running. So I thought it was the ballast resistor so I changed it and it still wont keep running. Any idea what it might be?
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    I looked but didnt find anything on here from a previous post although I'm sure there is
     
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    Ignition switch or it's wiring. My Bird dies if I let the key flip back too hard vs holding it while returning to run.
     
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      Stick your volt meter on the coil and switch it to the run position. If you have 7volts you’re good.
       
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      • mikeyfrano

        mikeyfrano FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        Sometime it would start other times it wouldnt so I'm thinking it must be the switch
         
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        Bad coil will do that too. If you have a spare, swap it on and try it. I'm not the type to just buy parts hoping to hit on a fix...but if you don't have a spare, consider buying one (they're not expensive) and if it's not the problem you have a spare...
         
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        • mikeyfrano

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          Right now I have my battery hook to my coil to get it to run it's just that turning the key off doesnt shut the car off I have to get out and open the hood to pull the wire that is in the battery terminal off
           
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