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Discussion in 'Troubleshooting & Diagnosis' started by Cougar125, Feb 21, 2009.
Starter Didn't Fix The Friggin Problem!!!
Does it click at all? Have you checked the neutral saftey switch? Might also be your ignition switch.
No click. No sound...nada. Going to run into town and get the switch here shortly. Time for shotgun troubleshooting.
Got the return today so wife ok'd me dumping couple hundred to get the b1t(h running.
Another thing to check is the cables. I know you checked where they bolt up but i had a problem years ago that the positive cable was corroded under the sheathing. it looked fine till I got it off and cut it back. Once i replaced the cable it started right up. Can You bypass the switch to get it to start? Try rigging up a remote starter button and power up the ignition and see what happens. If it starts then it`s most likely your ignition switch.
Take a jumper lead from battery positive terminal and touch the other end to the starter S terminal, that terminal will make the starter work when you touch it, that terminal is nearest the engine block, if it works you have good battery conections. BE VERY CAREFUL MAKE SHURE THE VEHICLE IS IN PARK OR NEUTURAL IT MAY START IF KEY IS ON. if that works you may have the solenoid starter signal wire on wrong terminal lots of people have made that mistake including me. there should not be a wire attached to the outer solenoid terminal.
I've gotten bad starters before.
^ this would be my next step...
What gets me is he said he gets a full 12 volts at the ignition wire. If that's true then there is nothing wrong under the dash.
Unless you got a crappy battery or a crappy battery cable and it's not letting enough amps go through, then I would say it's a bad starter from the part store.
What I have done in the past to figure out where the issue is, use jumper cables from another car and jump the starter on the problematic one, if its the starter, that will figure it out for sure.
a bad + cable sounds to me like the problem though
I would test that battery.