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General TR 1967 Triumphm 2000 no ignition


Senior Member
Hello All,

I just had a major tune up done at a local shop for my 67 2000 and had a Pertronix ignition installed. Car ran great for a while but after coming back from a vacation with the kids she would not fire up, turn or ignite. Battery is good (lights, radio and all) and ignition was not on while the car was parked.

Any help would be greatly appreciated


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Does it have the rubber covered plunger on the starter solenoid? If it does press it to see if it will turn. If oit turns you may have a blown fuse.



Great Pumpkin - R.I.P
You're saying the engine won't crank at all, right? Are there any other noises when you try, clicks or clunks? Do the lights dim when you turn the key?

If there is no reaction at all, I would try connecting a test light or DMM from the side terminal on the solenoid (with the WR wire) to ground and try it again. If the light comes on (DMM shows voltage), probably the solenoid is bad. If not, I'd suspect the ignition switch. I don't have a book handy, but I don't think there is a fuse in that circuit.


Senior Member
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Shade tree diagnostics says jump across the big poles of the solenoid with a plier and see if the starter turns. Then jump from the batt terminal of the solenoid to the terminal with the WR(little) wire. The WR wire is energized by the starter button or start position of the switch. Randall has you looking for voltage that should be in that wire when the start button or start position of ig switch is engaged. The solenoid is just an electromagnet that pulls a lug directly across the two big poles, as I am suggesting with the plier. If it doesn't work with the direct jump and you have a hot battery, probably a starter issue. If it then doesn.t work jumping from the batt to the little (WR) terminal on the solenoid, it is probably the solenoid. If no power gets into the little wire when you activate the starter switch, it's the little wire or the switch.


Great Pumpkin - R.I.P
Shade tree diagnostics says jump across the big poles of the solenoid with a plier and see if the starter turns.
That will work, but the downside is that if you don't get really good contact on both posts, it will damage the posts. Sometimes you do what you've got to do, but to me it's a last resort. You can buy a cheap DMM and test light both for less than what one of those solenoids costs.


Senior Member
thank you all. jumped across the big poles of the solenoid and fired up right away. The solenoid was the problem here
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