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Old 09-30-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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Default Starter issues, have no idea what it could be

Alright heres the backstory. The car has been sitting for almost 3 years. Just finished with putting the engine and transmission in and topped off all the fluids. I try to turn it over to get the engine to get more oil on the bearings and I get nothing....

Not even a click, I have no access to an ohm, voltmeter or test light right now since I'm at my parents house. I have had the dash out also. So I checked for the "immobilizer" relay to see if that was plugged in, and it is. Is it possibly my starter is just stuck and the solenoid went bad?




Any help would be great.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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No. battery voltage at 12.5+? Dash lights.come when ignition is turned koeo? If.you can check.for voltage at remote wire on starter. Fuel pump turn on?. Unless immobilizer is tripped and not allowing power to go to starter
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:03 PM   #3
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First verify power is getting to the fuse panel under the dash. If the brake lights or the emergency flashers work that would be a good indicator that the Main Fuse is ok and power is getting to the panel. If that is ok and all the fuses in the panel are good then see if power is getting to the dash panel when the ignition is turned on. If you have no power there then check the ignition switch wiring.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:29 AM   #4
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Could be a bad clutch switch as well. I have you looked at the starter diagrams?
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:25 PM   #5
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No. battery voltage at 12.5+? Dash lights.come when ignition is turned koeo? If.you can check.for voltage at remote wire on starter. Fuel pump turn on?. Unless immobilizer is tripped and not allowing power to go to starter
No idea on the immobilizer, battery voltage is at 12.7, haven't checked voltage at the solenoid wire yet. Fuel pump is disconnected since I was trying to prime the oil pump.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:26 PM   #6
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First verify power is getting to the fuse panel under the dash. If the brake lights or the emergency flashers work that would be a good indicator that the Main Fuse is ok and power is getting to the panel. If that is ok and all the fuses in the panel are good then see if power is getting to the dash panel when the ignition is turned on. If you have no power there then check the ignition switch wiring.
Everything else functions as it should, voltage doesn't even drop when I try to put it in the starting position.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:28 PM   #7
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Could be a bad clutch switch as well. I have you looked at the starter diagrams?
Looked at the diagrams, only things it could be would be the immobilizer relay, clutch switch or starter relay.....

I just tested the starter at work, its good, factory starter and works ****ing perfect after 10 years and 145k miles.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:37 PM   #8
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By pass.clutch switch...
Try. use a power probe and apply power to remote wire and see if starter engages
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:17 PM   #9
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whats the best way to bypass the clutch switch?
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im having an issue where everything lights up fine but the ignition just makes one click no crank.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:19 PM   #11
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replaced relay, cleaned all grounds minus the one off the transmission, bought a new pos wire but haven't installed yet. is there any way to test the starter without taking the IC off?
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:12 PM   #12
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With one click happening it sounds like the trouble may be with the starter solenoid contacts. They wear out after about 10 tens of service and can be replaced. To see if that is the trouble run a power wire to the small solenoid wire on the starter and see if the starter tries to turn. If you still hear a click then most likely the contacts are bad inside the solenoid. The trouble could also be the main wire but if you have 12 volts at the starter while trying to start the engine then the trouble is with the solenoid contacts and not the wire. If there is very little voltage at that point then the wire is bad.
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