I have a 1967 C10 pickup, after sitting for 5 days will not turn over when using the switch,battery good power, after let sitting for a hour starts and runs great. Is there a problem with starter switch or actual switch?

Asked by Aug 14, 2016 at 04:43 PM about the 1967 Chevrolet C10

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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If you're saying that the battery goes dead if the truck sits for 5 days, have the battery load tested. On a '67 there's not much to drain the battery unless you have a modern stereo system or other gadgets that could be staying on after the ignition is turned off. A simple test on these is to disconnect the positive (+) battery cable with the engine off and hook up a 12 volt DC test light in between the battery post and the disconnected battery cable. The test light should be off. If it glows, something is drawing power. Then, one by one remove and install each fuse until the test light goes out. That'll isolate the circuit that has the power draw on it. If you're saying that after the truck sits for 5 days it cranks for a very long time before starting that's because the fuel is draining or evaporating out of the carburetor float bowl. Crank it a few times then pump the gas pedal 3 or 4 times. Then crank it again. It should start right up. HTH. -Jim

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