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Old 02-02-2013, 03:32 PM   #16
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I assume they tested the solenoid. Sounds like an ignition switch. See if it will start by running a fused (10A) remote starter wire from the solenoid ignition wire post to the positive post of the battery.

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A starter can bench test and not start a car because there is no load. If you have 12 volts at the big wire and 12 volts on the small wire with the key in the start position it can only be the starter.
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A starter can bench test and not start a car because there is no load. If you have 12 volts at the big wire and 12 volts on the small wire with the key in the start position it can only be the starter.
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Okay, most electrical problem are bad connections. Since we are are not there what I can tell you is it is probably a bad connection. It could be a bad ignition switch. Your engine may of locked up. Is the car a stick shift? Are your battery terminals good, clean and tight? Are the battery cables flexible, or are they rock hard. Did you check all the fuses? My advise is to eliminate all the possible problems. Clean and tighten all connections, You could have your battery tested for free at the parts store. You could jump start it. What do you mean the electrical does not work. Your car should have a starter relay as well. What happens when you jump the main power and the solinoid terminal together with a scre driver. Are you getting power to the starter, are you getting pwoer to the solinoid when the key is turned?
Those engines are bad about locking up. Check your oil level. If it's low, add oil to proper level. Try turnung the engine via the crank bolt (clockwise). If it don't turn over, let it sit over night to let the oil you added do it's job. Try again the next day. Using a pull handle, move it back and forth being careful not to break the crank bolt loose when turning counter clockwise. If lucky it will free up. I've had four cases that this method worked. Good luck.

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