Originally Posted by 89 Foxloco
I took my battery to get it checked and they said that the battery cells were messed up..tge battery was charged but the cells were bad..idk if thats a possibility.. And by any chance do you know if the starter has a relay?? thanks..
The solenoid is the starter relay and no bad cells in the battery won't cause that.
Like I said previously the issue is in the ignition switch or the solenoid.
Also, make sure your engine is grounded really good. You pull a lot of amperage through there when starting the engine. The negative battery cable should be bolted to the engine block or head somewhere (make sure it is clean!) and you should have another wire 4 or 6 gauge going to the frame and another 8-10 gauge to the firewall. You can never have to many grounds and you need to ensure the engine and all of the electronics including the ECU are well grounded. I like to use internal star lock washers on both sides of the cable ends where they bolt to the engine, frame and firewall to make sure the connections are good.