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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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73 silver shadow no crank`

I have a 73 Silver Shadow that will not crank with the key. The transmission linkage moves to the park position, and if I jump the starter out at the starter, it starts, but the driveshaft turns as if it were in gear.
since it won't crank from the key, don't know where to go from here.
The trans linkage moves fully rearward in park, but why would the driveshaft turn if i start it by jumping out the starter as if it were in gear?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 02:03 PM
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It is likely that the electric gear selector motor and cable are out of adjustment and not *quite* completing the shift into park. Since you say they are moving that would be my first guess.

Try manually moving the gear selection fully into park after removing the cable, then see what happens.

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Thanks I'll give it a try.
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ok I went underneath, and the linkage is going fully into park. I checked and I do have voltage coming out of the ignition switch white/bk wire in crank, but no power to the starter relay near the pass side firewall. The diagram shows the neutral start switch between the two, that is a possible area of concern. Do you know where the neutral start switch is located? Is it on the left side of the transmission, two wire switch? thank you
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-11-2012, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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I wish I could find some proper documentation for this car, such as a workshop manual and wiring diagram that is readable... The ones on RRtechnicalinfo are illegible.
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