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Hi All,
have come across a problem with my 70 XR7. When I turn the key she fires up but as soon as I release the key from the start position she shuts off. I have run a jump wire from the pos battery terminal to the pos coil terminal and she will run normally.
My question is do I look at the ignition barrel or the switch on top of the steering column to track the problem

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Tony
 

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This is a common symptom of a failed tachometer.
Try bypassing the tach - unplug it and put a jumper across the tach connector to complete the ignition circuit. If it runs you have a failed tach.
 

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I second the motion on the tach..
 
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