1953-1960 Classic Car Engines Troubleshooting Guide: Engine Starts But Won't Drive Car
Things to Look For:
- Broken part in the drive line anywhere from clutch to rear axle shaft.
- No oil or not enough oil in fluid coupling or torque converter.
- Some defect in automatic transmission causes binding or dragging of clutches or slipping bands.
- Engine develops only enough power to run itself due to: (a) extremely lean or rich mixture; (b) excessive engine friction; (c) throttle does not open; (d) very dirty air cleaner; (e) clogged exhaust system.
- Oil in fluid coupling or torque converter is semi-solid due to zero temperature. This trouble is unlikely if the recommended oil is used.
The Complete Guide to Troubleshooting 1953-1960 Era American Classic Car Engines