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Electrical with no clue

Discussion in 'Electrical & Audio' started by Tyff, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Tyff

    Tyff Junior Member

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    I'm absolutely lost!! She started and drove. Came home and passed and tried to start the next morning and nothing. Dash lights come on and fans come on and buzzers come on but nothing when key is turned to run. Replaced the ignition module still nothing. Replaced the ignition switch still nothing. Replaced the battery since it was bad still nothing. Bypassed the ignition switch and put in a push button. Still nothing. Test light does power in red to starter but even touching the wires together to hotwire her still nothing. I have all 10g wires to and from the starter and new fusible links and all new fuses. Still nothing. I'm lost and have no clue where to look now.
     
  2. Charlie

    Charlie Mopar by Birth. Chevy by Choice.

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    bad starter
     
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  4. Tyff

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    Even if it has very little starts on it? New starter put in about a year ago and she hasn't been driven much since then due to a compression issue that's been fixed and she ran. Could it really be that simple lol with no clicking or even trying to turn over and volt meter doesn't drop or change when key is turned or button is pushed
     
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    Welcome to the site. If its a manual check the interlock switch.
     
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    She's an automatic
     
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    Can you see wiring that goes by exhaust manifold at back of motor and drops to solenoid? Sometimes have burnt a wire through there so nothing getting to starter. Had the solenoid wire on my dad's truck come loose the other day caused same thing, he didn't tighten good enough when he put the starter in a few months ago. When all else fails, with key switch off, I crawl under and have a special screwdriver with tape on most of the shaft so I can jump from main to solenoid term to test at the starter regardless of wiring.
     
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    Unrelated but i like your profile photo lol
     
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    Yup, I would jump the starter. If it doesn't start, replace it. If it does, check for broken/ burnt wiring. Also, does this truck have tilt? Only asking because mine won't start if the wheel is up lol
     
  10. Tyff

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    No tilt and it's all new wiring after she stopped running since I thought maybe a wire burnt too thought maybe I want careful enough when I put the starter in and got one too close to the maids so I just replaced them all lol I don't like chasing issues so I figured just replace the wires
     
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    Are you in park or neutral? Jumping directly to the starter should prove if its bad but don't short it out. Most car parts places will test a starter for free. Its very easy to pull and replace.
     
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    Bad Starter ?
    neutral safety switch ?
     
  13. Tyff

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    In park and neutral (all gears actually lol I've tried them all just cause I'm stubborn that way) it's a new neutral safety switch because I thought maybe that could be a culprit as well. Does anyone have any experience with that stupid fuel tank relay? I put a new one In before and she goes right up and I noticed that it seems to get warm when trying to crank her over even though there's no sounds win the key is turned
     
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    I moved this thread out of Intro and into a more appropriate subforum
     
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    If the Neutral Safety Switch is not the problem, I'd go for the solenoid before the starter.
     
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