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1972 nova ignition problem
08-17-2012, 05:26 PM
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1972 nova ignition problem
Ok so i have a 1972 chevy nova and yesterday it was running great, but this morning when i started it up and it began to pump gas into the engine when i was not touching the gas pedal. so i pulled it over and turned it off and tried starting it again but the ignition wouldn't work, it doesnt make a sound when i turn the key, i tried jump starting it but it didnt work
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08-17-2012, 06:25 PM
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RE: 1972 nova ignition problem
What engine? What Transmission? How many miles is on it?

Generic advice without all the information would be that you have 2 separate problems. The first is likely the float in the carburetor or the needle valve. The float can get a hole in it, it fills with gas & no longer floats. The needle can stick or become worn and no longer seal. Either of these will allow to much gas in. If the car was just revving up it is likely not a fuel problem at all. Let us know the details so we don't have to cover everything that it "could" be.

For the second problem I would start by making sure that it is in Park if it is an automatic. If that isn't the problem, check all of the fuses. From there you are going to need to see if the starter has voltage and a good ground. Is the solenoid wire energizing when the key is turned? Again, more information will help us to help you.

Please get back to us.

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08-17-2012, 08:06 PM
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RE: 1972 nova ignition problem
thank you so much for your help, turns out all i had to do was clean the battery post, which should have been one of the first things i did
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08-18-2012, 12:08 AM
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RE: 1972 nova ignition problem
Thanks for the follow up. Glad to hear that you got it fixed. So few people take the time to let us know what the "fix" was. Stop back the next time you have a crises. Hopefully they will all work out as easy as this one turned out.

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