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    No start issue

    My car is having starting issues. I am not getting voltage at the red/white wire connected to the starter solenoid. When I turn the key to on, I can hear the fuel pump running and some clicking from the relay compartment. I turn the key to start and nothing. I am not sure if the issue is in the ignition switch or the relay box.

    How do I bypass the ignition switch to see if that is the problem? Any suggestions to correct this is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks Steve

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    That is a typical low voltage problem. But to test I would connect a 12 volt power to the white/red wire going to the starter. That connection will probably draw 5 to 10 amps and you want to pull that jumper as soon as the engine starts.
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    Stupid question here, but have you checked your fuses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevedmc View Post
    Stupid question here, but have you checked your fuses?
    Thanks for the reply. I am not an expert when it comes to wiring diagrams, but I did not see a fuse on the diagram for the ignition/starter circuit.

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    Yes update is done. I forgot to mention the car has a manual transmission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitsyncmaster View Post
    That is a typical low voltage problem. But to test I would connect a 12 volt power to the white/red wire going to the starter. That connection will probably draw 5 to 10 amps and you want to pull that jumper as soon as the engine starts.
    Hmmm, sounds dangerous. I already know there is no voltage at the red/white wire connection on the solenoid upon starting.

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    It turned out to be a bad Start Inhibit relay. I swapped it with the relay next to it and the car fired right up.

    Thanks for the help.
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