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D*mn Thing Still Doesnt Work

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RobbieOH, Apr 25, 2002.

  1. RobbieOH

    RobbieOH Registered Member

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    Okay, heres the deal. A few weeks ago I was driving the blazer, ran fine. I park it, get out, decide to move it, get back in and I turn the key, nothing happens. Nada. I get it home (thanks Gerber Towing), replace starter, starter solenoid, ignition switch, still nothing. Lights work, etc, but when I turn the key to start it absolutely nothing happens. The brake light on the dash comes on like its supposed to when you start your car, but nothing as far as starter turning, motor cranking. I'm gonna go through it with a voltage meter tomorrow or friday, just wondering if anyone has any insight into my situation.
     
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    have someone turn the key and you can check the voltage at the starter, the key should be the purple wire. there should be 12 volts there. if not the ignition piece on the column is toast. or a break in that wire between the bottom of the column and the starter.
    Good Luck/forums/images/icons/cool.gif
     
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    my s15 did this , and i found that i had a short in the "inline" fuse wire.
    everything would go dead except for my lights. this wire goes to the starter.
     
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    Could be the nuetral safety switch or maybe a fusible link...

    Rene
     
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    I second the fusible link!
     
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    Thrid the fuseable link... I have had a truck do this too!

    -Dan
     
  7. RobbieOH

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    Cool, I'll go throught it with my voltmeter. If it is the fusible link, is that just like a fuse thats inline with the power wire going from the ignition switch to the starter? What would make it just go out all of a sudden? Thanks for all your help guys.
     
  8. RobbieOH

    RobbieOH Registered Member

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    Wait a minute, I saw this thing on tv where they replaced the ignition with MSD, and replaced the fusible link with an actual fuse, like in your stereo. Couldn't I just find out the amp rating for the fusible link, and replace it with a real fuse, thereby making it easier to work on, and replace should it pop the fuse?
     
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    Fourth on the fusible link. My truck died like that once too. My situation was brought on by the alternator going "full field". It basically cooked the fusible link and my stereo speakers.

    WIring in an appropriate fuse should be fine.
     
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    I'll throw in my vote for the neutral safety switch. I always had to crawl around on the floor of my '81 and jiggle it to get the truck to turn over.
     

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