RE: [Chrysler300] 64 300K cranks and cranks but will not turn over - Hel
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RE: [Chrysler300] 64 300K cranks and cranks but will not turn over - Help??



The solution does not agree with the symptoms.  But, perhaps the patient recovered from whatever was ailing it.


There is a neutral safety switch attached to the shifter mechanism in the console but if it is not working properly, the engine would not crank.  The switch will allow a ground connection to the starter relay with the shifter in Park or Neutral—and prevent a ground elsewhere to prevent the car starting in gear.  It does not control power to the coil.  So, it might be something else intermittent—or just a badly-flooded engine.  The little broken wire in the distributor is a noted intermittent and hard to diagnose component.


All the best,


Rich Barber




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Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 3:12 PM
To: Ian Carlton <mrmopar66@xxxxxxx>; Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] 64 300K cranks and cranks but will not turn over - Help??



OK - Here is the news - A buddy told me to jiggle the shifter on the console and try to start it in neutral and guess what - it started!!!   I put it back into park  let it run for a bit, shut it off,  waited and then started in park again and it started right up so it appears it has something to do with the shifter which seems a bit odd to me.  Any theories out there??


Myron Plotkin
e-mail: plotkin_associates@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:plotkin_associates@xxxxxxxxxxx> 

On May 11, 2018 at 5:55 PM Ian Carlton <mrmopar66@xxxxxxx <mailto:mrmopar66@xxxxxxx> > wrote:

Hi Myron:


Silly question, but are you sure you have gas?  Could there be a blockage at the fuel filter?  Try pouring a little gas into the carb and them start it.  Or try spraying some starting fluid into the carb.  Also the choke may be stuck in the open position.  Check that as well.  Good luck.


Ian Carlton

1966 Chrysler 300 Conv

1966 Plymouth Barracuda

1972 Plymouth Scamp

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Subject: [Chrysler300] 64 300K cranks and cranks but will not turn over - Help??





I have a 64 300K 413 (no ac) 4 brl that was starting up and running fine last weekend and for the last few weeks.  Went in today and tried to start - starter cranked and cranked but engine would not turn over.  Battery seems to be pretty strong and it kept cranking and cranking.  Not being a great motorhead, any have any ideas why all of sudden car won't turn over or any suggestions what I should do.



Myron Plotkin
e-mail: plotkin_associates@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:plotkin_associates@xxxxxxxxxxx> 


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Posted by: "Rich Barber" <c300@xxxxxxx>

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