I thought it might have been the starter, but after i bench tested it, the starter works fine. When i re-installed it still same problem no crank when i try to start it. Battery voltage is normal, fuses are fine. Running out of solutions. The only thing else might be ignition switch??? not sure?
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Re: No Crank when trying to start
Check the neutral safety switch.Check to see if you have battery voltage going to the switch on the yellow wire. If you do, the ignition switch is good. Next check to see if you have battery voltage at the small purple at the starter, if you don't then the neutral switch is bad.
The neutral switch is mounted on top of the tramsmission for an automatic, on the clutch pedal for a manual.
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time to stop messing with auto zone as the testing is not showing the fault
The battery could be again faulty as there is no guarantee of battery life so have it tested again with a load tester
Take the car to an auto electrician for a full charging circuit test which includes the alternator , voltage regulator and rectifier and wiring
what you are doing is spot testing and getting frustrated
the problem could be a faulty starter relay or ignition switch
car wont crank or car wont start? I would say your battery cables are bad,, acid gets in from battery and erodes internal cable parts... need a Meter to check it out.. put the meter on battery while someone tries to start it, if the voltage drops from 13.5 to 10 then it is trying to turn over, I always have the new starters tester before I leave a store, they are remanufactured in Malaysa and they use old parts in most of them..
Do head lights stay on (bright) while trying to crank starter? If not, starter motor isn't getting enough current, OR engine is locked. Is there current getting through the solenoid to starter motor? Check the ground connection between the engine and chassis as well as battery and chassis.
Starter problems are very common on these V-8 engines, even though it may test good on the bench it doersn't mean it's going to work in the engine everytime since the becch test doesn't have the load of turning the engine, I would not trust this starter in this case because of all the work involved in removing it again.
First make sure you can turn engine over with a socket and that it is not seized. Second if engine checks out fine does the starter just click with the ignition key? If it does perform what is called a voltage drop test on the starter cables. Connect a volt meter on each end of the cable you are testing you should read no more that a half a volt drop when loading the circuit. If cables check out fine pull the starter and have it bench tested at an auto parts store. But be carefull bench testing can show a starter is ok with out putting a load on it, if it still shows good on the bench you still may need to replace it. If you don't get a click with the key check for 12 volts at the starter connector unplugged, if no trace starter wire noting color code back through the starter safety switch back to the ignition switch.