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Old 08-24-2014, 02:42 PM   #1
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Old 08-24-2014, 03:15 PM   #2
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I changed the starter. Spark plugs and the battery fully charged. Help

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Also changed the ingntion starter switch. Still nothing

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Old 08-25-2014, 01:15 PM   #4
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Might want to be a bit more specific with the details. What sort of starting problem is it having? Does it crank? Does it run if you do a hill start?
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Makes no noise and have not been able to push start by my self and it's in grass.

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Old 08-25-2014, 04:34 PM   #6
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I assume that you inspected all of the starter wires for damage already.
The starter not functioning can be caused by many things.
Here are a few things to look at, beyond what you've already replaced.

1. The switch on the clutch pedal assembly that prevents the starter from turning unless the clutch pedal is depressed may be faulty.
2. The starter solenoid may be faulty.
3. The starter relay may be faulty.

Before you throw any more parts at it, I recommend finding someone who has some automotive electrical knowledge to help you diagnose the problem.
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How do i check for bad relay.

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You need a ohmmeter and a diagram of the relay to perform the test.
The relay is one of the parts that, if I suspect is faulty, I just buy a new one.
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Ok I'll try that.

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Old 08-25-2014, 05:02 PM   #10
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There's also a fuse for the starter motor relay. Its in the fuse box thats underneath the steering wheel.
Check that first.
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Ok

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Checked fuses. Haven't been able to get the relay yet.

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Ok done the above listed things and still nothing. I even took the battery to autozone to be tested and they said that it needed to be charged. So j went home put it on a a battery charger till fully charged. Put it on the car this morning nothing after two tries took the battery back off and hooked it back up to the charger and it was already at 50% could it be dead cells with enough juice to turn on the headlights and all the noises that come with it

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It could absolutely be the battery.
Try jump starting it with another running vehicle. If it starts, the battery is the problem.
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Tried jumping it still don't start

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Old 08-29-2014, 12:02 PM   #16
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Did you find the correct relay and replace it?
What about the safety switch on the clutch pedal? Have you verified that it's functional?
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Yes and no have figured that one out yet

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The safety switch is on the top of the clutch pedal. You'll need a flashlight to see it. If you get a probe type (It looks like an ice pick) 12 volt electrical tester, it will make testing that switch easy because all of the wires are exposed.
Also, is the Theft light flashing when you turn the key to the on position?
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Yes it flashes but always had

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Ok.
The theft light should flash all of the time until you turn the key to the "On" position, then it should stay lit up for a couple of seconds and then turn off.
Go turn your key to the "On" position (the position right before start) and verify that the theft light is indeed turning off.
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I will let u know tonight for sure. At work

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Alright. Bypassed the safety switch behind the clutch. Not the problem relays not the problem. What's next

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Theft light also goes off in on postion

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Ok . There are two fuses to check if you haven't already done so. If you have, check them again.
Fuse location #6. 20 amp. This fuse is in the passenger compartment fuse box that's underneath the steering wheel.
Fuse location #3. 40 amp. This fuse is located in the Power Distribution box that is in the engine compartment on the drivers side fender well.
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Ok give me a minute

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Both good man. Getting very frustrated

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Ugh.
I'm all out of ideas for the quick and easy fixes.
Now you're going to have to get some electrical test equipment and a wiring diagram of the starter circuit and try to find where the "juice" is ending. You already know which fuses are for the starter circuit so I would try to confirm that those are energized when the key is in the "start" position.

Good luck and please update us on what you find.
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Ok I sure will. Time for a professional to look at it. I will let yall know exactly wat the problem turns out to be

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Old 09-11-2014, 10:00 PM   #29
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Ok ok omg!! Got it running. And it's running better then ever. Love this thing!! Thanks for all your help. Turns out there is a short in between the ingntion switch and the starter so I hard wired it with a push button. Temp fix but it will work for now.and thanks for all ur help straybullitt

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Awesome!!!
Glad you figured it out and are back on the road again!
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