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Bunker Hill, WV
To be more accurate we need to know--long-block, short-block , used engine ,what type of install? are you going with all new belts and hoses? Any other external parts associated with original engine failure that need replaced ..mounts OK? Labor hours even to estimate is very dependant on what exactly is expected to be done.
'Crickets'? -sounds like a worn , glazed belt in need of replacement.If it's loose and you just want it re-tensioned (if it's not an automatic tensioner) , then be prepared to have it happen again especially if the belt is badly glazed. If it's not that , then ....never mind. Good luck. You might also want to make sure the right type and amount of fluid is in there.
Manual trans? Check clutch safety switch under dash with pedal linkage. Neutral safety switch on automatic (I believe that one is on trans where the shift linkage goes in).If no lights dim and you have no 'click' from the solenoid Then one thought I have is to re-check the plug/connector to the starter solenoid for tight connection.You've got an 'open' circuit somewhere (I know---no-duh, right?) good luck.
Stuck relay-Trunk light staying on-Glove box light? What ac motor are you reffering to? If your going to check it yourself , I'd recommend getting a wiring diagram so you have some info as to what your messing with.
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I might be mis-reading the question , but is it not CRANKING or cranking but NOT STARTING (running)? If it's not cranking , has the neutral safety switch been checked?
Do you mean are they both 12 volts -yes -Have fun!
Haven't looked anything up yet but wondered if anyone has any tips? Should I just shoot myself? Should I bring some dynamite? Thanks. Wisecracks/ jokes about the car are OK too , since it isn't mine!
Just to make sure the correct issue is answered , did you remove and re-install the distributer or just loosen and turn it for whatever reason? If you need a picture , it may be worth picking up a chiltons or haynes manual./////////// (7/29) never mind.
Unplug switch. Then look to make sure the brake lights went out , if not you have a wiring problem elsewhere. Then either 12 or 14 mm. wrench loosen the lock nut and unscrew the switch from the bracket . Installation is reverse of removal ....but be sure it's adjusted properly so the brake lights go off (pedal pushing switch plunger in). Good luck.