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1980 ford mustang starting issue?

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Answer #1 | 18/12 2013 21:20
You should check to see if the alternator is charging the battery. If the alternator is charging it then you should change the battery - If that is not your problem then you may have a battery drain/short in the system. To see if that is the problem - after shutting down the car disconnect one of the battery terminals - A bad or corroded connection is another possible. Wish you luck.
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Answer #2 | 18/12 2013 23:35
loss wire some where or the siliniod is getting bad
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Answer #3 | 22/12 2013 15:01
It's not a battery issue if the car didn't start with a jump and a different battery. It's also not a battery connection issue(cables, solenoid, dirty posts) if it died out on you while driving it since a car that old will run without any battery at all once it is started and running. The problem is with the primary ignition system somewhere and the likely culprits are the ignition module or the ignition switch. Either one of these will cause the problem you describe. The module is more common but the ignition switch is has been known to be an issue as well. The other possibility is a bad fusible link going from the solenoid to the ignition switch. If the fusible link feels mushy or it is bloated more than normal then then that section where fusible link is needs to be cut out and replaced with another.
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