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I have a 1997 Astro suddenly will not start the stater test O.K. the battery tests O.K. however a tester reveal that no power is coming to the starter is there a relay somewhere tahat is malfunctioning

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  • masondavefor Dec 10, 2008

    Thanks for your help, but your first recomendation was wrong .I ended up towing the Astro to a garage costing me a $140.00. they replaced the fuse its worked perfectly since. Your advice is now correct but it didn't help while stranded in my travels.

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Have you checked or replaced the main fuses under the hood. If you have, check the stater wire to see if it maybe broken somewhere.

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