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Old 08-28-2016, 01:44 PM   #11
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:46 PM   #12
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Thanks, I will check!
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Old 08-28-2016, 01:49 PM   #13
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Is it automatic or standard?
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The bus is Automatic
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:02 PM   #15
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Very first thing to do is jump the starter solenoid to see it it will turn over. That will eliminate any doubt about the starter and cables to the starter. If it will turn over, turn the key on and see if it will start by jumping the starter solenoid.
It doesn't do any good to "guess" at things, you have to check. I hate it when people start throwing parts at things in the hope that it will work, it's a waste of money.
If it really is the neutral switch and you have to move it, it's not hard to wire around. (I didn't say that, don't everyone get their panties in a wad).
If you don't know what model it is, post a picture. 1976 just isn't enough info, although in 76 there probably wasn't all that many interlocks.

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Old 08-28-2016, 03:56 PM   #16
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Before starter was pulled (and taken out of the loop)
It should have been jumped across as SomewhereinUSA stated...
If you're not sure how to jump a starter solenoid, Google is your friend.
https://www.google.com/search?safe=o...k1.yO_-zFB6lng


The scenario SomewhereinUSA was talking about is:
1) turn ignition to RUN
2) jump starter solenoid. If it starts & runs, it tells you that connection is good. If it does not start & run, then it's a switch (or bad wire) breaking the connection.

But, keep in mind...
You're trying to start something that hasn't run in years... You can only guess what caused it's removal from service... What was scavenged off of it before it left the school yard, etc.
Did a mechanic pull a part he needed for another bus, to keep it going?

Lot of variables!
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:55 PM   #17
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Can you take a video with a phone and upload to youtube and post the link here.
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:52 AM   #18
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Please when asking questions like this,state exactly what model chassis you have with as much info as you can give. 75 Chevy bus doesn't narrow it down much.

You're just lazy and don't want to work harder than necessary.
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