My Daily Driver won't start...

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  1. Cougar125

    Cougar125 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'll do a better write up after dinner guys. I've done a bunch more this afternoon.
     
  2. Cougar125

    Cougar125 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Ok...starting at the battery:
    1) New battery cables (both)
    2) New starter
    3) Neutral switch on order (arrival of Saturday)
    4) Ignition switch (installing tomorrow)
    5) New ignition module
    6) New cap, rotor, coil (irrelivant (sp?) to the issue)

    I've tried shorting the purple connector from the neutral safety switch to itself and have still had no start.
    I turn the key to the ON position and the blower motor and dash lights come on. I turn it to start, they all go off. When the key returns to the on position, they all come back on.

    Ideas?
     
  3. Cougar125

    Cougar125 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Went back out and check the purple wire to the starter...its on the outside post. Does this make a difference?
     
  4. 79camaro2001

    79camaro2001 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Do you or do you not get 12 volts at the ignition wire at the starter.
     
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    79camaro2001 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    you have 3 wires.

    a battery wire that goes to the battery terminal on the starter, you got a thick wire that goes from the battery terminal to the ignition switch. You have a smaller wire that goes to one of the smaller posts(not sure) that goes from the ignition switch to the small terminal on the starter. Does that smaller wire have 12V when you have someone try to start the truck.
     
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    79camaro2001 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If i remember right, my smaller wire went to the inside post cause it was a pain to get it on with the starter on the engine.
     
  7. Cougar125

    Cougar125 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'll find out about the 12V tomorrow. Its dark out and the truck is in the street.
     
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    79camaro2001 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    he just confirm my thought on the terminal on the inside.
     
  9. 79camaro2001

    79camaro2001 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    If that wire has 12V then you are wasting money on all of the parts that's under the dash.
     
  10. Cougar125

    Cougar125 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I think you're right.
     

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