AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo
I have a 77 corvette turn the key and nothing..turn it a couple more times and it starts..shut it off turn key nothing..its not the battery..thanks for any help

Answers from the Automotive Experts

Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Marry, Your description sounds like you may have an ignition switch that may be going out. You may also take a look at the Park Neutral safety switch. If you can "jiggle" the ignition switch while pushing shift column in park and it starts it very well may be the switch.

Laurie Sarno, Co-Owner at Super Girls Auto Hello Marry-Most likely, the starter solenoid is failing, but this can also be caused by a bad ignition switch. Solenoid failure is the more common cause, so check this first. Hope this helps- thanks Super Girls Auto

Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Dear Marry, I would check the ignition switch. Sounds like a faulty ignition problem. It wouldn*t hurt to check the wiring from the switch to the starter as well. Good luck. Lori Johnson

Pat Fleischmann, Director of First Impressions at Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair Sounds like the starter...have a diagnostic run on it, the weather is getting too nice not to have that baby running smoothly!

Contribute to this question:

blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Chevrolet Corvette FAQs

  • I have a 77 Corvette that has a small hood light that is on when the hood is up. It is ... Read More

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities