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Username Post: 73 Caprice - GEN/OIL Light Stay On        (Topic#334700)
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Reg: 04-11-16
04-11-16 10:16 AM - Post#2620928    

I just replaced the headers on my 1973 Caprice, and I must have tripped something as my GEN and OIL lights stay on while the car is off. It is obviously draining my battery. I tried to jump it and got it to start, however the car stays stuck in park and does not let me switch gears.

On the flip side - when the car is OFF - I can put it in neutral etc.

Any ideas?


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04-11-16 03:21 PM - Post#2621001    
    In response to ceasealeo23

My first thought would be check the shift linkage to see if it is hitting or binding.

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04-19-16 06:08 PM - Post#2623039    
    In response to ceasealeo23


There was a tear in one of the wires coming from the starter, and as you can see it was touching a ground screw close by

Once I pulled the wire off the screw - everything was back to normal

Edited by ceasealeo23 on 04-19-16 06:09 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


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