[ROVERNET - UK] Starting Problem

Fritz Rauschenberg wfritz at mindspring.com
Fri Oct 1 18:33:10 BST 2004

I'll vote for the ignition switch.
Fritz Rauschenberg

"G. Warren Smith" wrote:

> I'm having a problem reliably starting my 1970 Rover 3500S. When I turn the
> ignition switch on, all electrical items work, the fuel pump runs, etc; but
> when I turn it to start, nothing happens, in either P or N. Fortunately, so
> far, I've eventually had it turn over and start, but I fear I'm going to
> get stuck someplace awkward one of these days without successfully getting
> it to fire.  I've just had the starter rebuilt and a new solenoid added.
> The battery is fully charged.  There doesn't seem to be much in the circuit
> other than the "combined starter inhibitor and reverse light switch" and
> the ignition switch, itself.  My recollection from years (and years) ago,
> is that Ron Jones wired in a separate push-button switch in the glove
> compartment to over-ride a similar problem, but that extra switch and its
> function have been lost in my recent engine transplant. I'd appreciate any
> thoughts and advice on possible faults to explore, especially if any of the
> listers have solved a similar problem.
> Many thanks,
> Warren
> Slippery Rock, PA
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