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Engine not turning over from key switch

Need a manual for fuses. think it might be starter relay

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  • heatherbell0 Dec 20, 2008

    what about the ignition switch? would that be a factor?

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All relays are usually under the hood try switching them around and see if that works

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Relay switch or fuses


If the battery is good, then there should be power at the starter solenoid. The solenoid is connected to the starter.The solenoid is energized by the ignition key. When the key is turned, the starter solenoid allows power to feed the starter. Try tapping the starter solenoid while turning the key. Have a friend help and use something non metallic to tap the solenoid. Good luck!

Feb 18, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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Trouble-shooting your Isuzu starter..


Basic operation of a starter:
Your engine's starter motor is an electrical motor that is used to rotate the engine in order to get it to fire up. This motor draws a large amont of current from the battery (in the order of 70 Amps and up). In order to supply power to the starter a solenoid is used, it acts as a switch between the battery and the starter motor. This solenoid also engages the starter gear with the engine's flywheel and disengages it once the engine is started. Because the circuit for the solenoid also draws a heavy current a further relay is needed to control it.
The diagram below shows the electrical layout of the starting system.
  • i : Battery
  • ii : Starter relay(located in the relay box in the engine compartment)
  • iii : Starter solenoid
  • iv : Starter incorporating solenoid and motor.
  • v : Engine
  • vi : Battery earth cable
  • vii : Engine earth cable
  • viii : Ignition fuse
  • ix : Starter fuse
  • x : Solenoid to starter supply cable
  • xi : Ignition switch
  • xii : Starter motor
When the ignition(xi) is turned it supplies power from the battery through fuse (viii) to the starter relay(ii).
The starter relay activates and supplies power to the starter solenoid(iii) via fuse (ix)
The starter solenoid activates and connects power from the battery to the starter via a short cable(x) between the solenoid and starter motor. This allows the starter motor to turn.

General trouble shooting.
Turn the ignition off.
1/ First you need to check that the fuses are intact.
Keep the ignition off. Place the vehicle in Neutral. Chock the wheels and engage the parking brake.
2/ To prove the starter motor, connect power from the battery positive to the cable (x). This must be done with jumper cables. Touch the jumper cable to the connector on the back of the solenoid where cable (x) connects. Take care not to short circuit the jumper cable to the engine or vehicle body. It can be a tight fit and might not always be possible. If you hear the starter motor spin then it is working along with the engine earth cable. If not, connect the negative lead of the jumper cable between the battery and the starter motor body or any other bare piece of metal on the engine and put the positive lead on cable (x) again. If the starter motor does not spin it needs to come out for repair/replacement. If it spins check both the battery earth cable and engine earth cable and repair where nescasary.
3/ Once the starter motor has been proved move on to the solenoid. Remove the thin wire from the solenoid. Using a small piece of wire, connect battery positive to the connector where you just took off the wire. The solenoid should kick in and the starter motor will turn the engine. If the solenoid does not kick in, remove the starter for repair/replacement of the solenoid. If the solenoid kicks in then replace the starter relay.

If the starting circuit still does not operate the fault will be in the wiring. This needs reasonable expertise and if you dont have a voltmeter handy is not advised.
Bear in mind on automatic transmission vehicles there is an additional switch (Mode switch) wired in between the ignition switch and the starter relay. This switch is on the transmission itself and if faulty will not allow the starter to operate even if steps 1 to 3 were successfull. The same goes for the anti theft/immobiliser system.

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The following is specifically for Isuzu Trooper and Rodeo :
  • i : Battery
  • ii : Starter relay(located in the relay fuse box in the engine compartment designated X-17)
  • iii : Starter solenoid
  • iv : Starter incorporating solenoid and motor.
  • v : Engine
  • vi : Battery earth cable
  • vii : Engine earth cable
  • viii : 10A Starter fuse C-1(Fuse box: LH footwell on LHD vehicle, RH dash on RHD vehicle)
  • x : Solenoid to starter supply cable
  • xi : Ignition switch
  • xii : Starter motor
  • xiii : 80A Main fusible link FL-1(Relay fuse box)
  • xiv : 50 A Key SW fusible link FL-2(relay fuse box)
  • xv : Mode switch(A/T only - mounted on the side of the transmission) and for 6 cylinder manual transmission engines this is the clutch start switch mounted on the clutch pedal.
  • xvi : Anti theft system
  • B2 : B2 on ignition sitch
  • ST : ST on ignition switch
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on Sep 17, 2010 | Isuzu Trooper Cars & Trucks

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Wont start or turn over just replaced the stater and still nothing


Does your key switch work good? Do the warning lights and gauges on the dash all turn on with key in on? That verifies the ignition switch has power. If not, check fuse #9 in the Power Distribution Center (under the hood). It is a 30 amp fuse, providing power to the switch.
Are the battery cables clean and tightly connected at the battery and starter and the battery ground connection?
There is an Engine Starter Motor relay in the Power Distribution Center, the only thing between the ignition switch and the starter. With key in start, power is sent from the switch to this relay, and if relay is activated by the PCM (engine computer), then power goes on to the starter solenoid on the starter, and starter should then operate and crank the engine. If you have a voltmeter, you could do some tests for power at the terminals the relay plugs into. There are only 4 terminals. Post back with comments, or if you need help with testing those terminals.

Mar 22, 2015 | 2002 Dodge Neon

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Seat ibiza start


yes it could be just a wiring, fuse or relay problem. Most common is the starter relay in the fuse box, or a bad ground somewhere. If the relays, wires, grounds are all good, might just be the starer solenoid that is faulty, or the starter motor itself. In both cases nowadays, you will need to remove the starter to test either the solenoid or motor. Also might be a good idea to check if voltage gets the the relay in the fuse box when you turn the key, as contacts in ignition switch can be faulty. Just remove starter relay in fuse block and check the right pins with a voltmeter while a friend turns the key in the ignition. Hope this helps :)

Dec 31, 2013 | 1996 Volkswagen GTI

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Engine will not start


Do you have power on the small wire at the starter with the key in the crank position? Something else you can do is pull the starter relay. One pin should have power all the time (power from the 50 amp fuse number 9). One pin should have power with the key in the crank position (power from fuse 10 via the ignition switch. The other two pins should be grounded. One goes to the starter solenoid and the other goes to the neutral safety switch. Let me know what you find and I'll see what I can do!

Oct 12, 2012 | 2000 Dodge Durango

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Turn key to start truck everything seems normal but motor does not turn over however i can go undernieth to starter with scrwewdriver on solinoid with key in run position and it will start up and run fine...


Hi, the problem is either with the crank fuse, ignition switch, safety interlock or the starter relay. First check the fuse (in the instrument panel fuse box). Can you hear the starter relay click when you turn the key to start? You may want to probe the relay socket with a 12 volt test light to see if the ignition switch is working. If it is, there will be 2 hot terminals in the socket when the key is turned. The relay is in the relay box under the hood. Connect your test light clip to chassis or engine ground, pull out the starter relay, and have someone hold the key in the start position while you probe the relay socket terminals. If there are 2 hot terminals, replace the relay. If there is only one hot terminal, try bypassing the interlock switch. On a manual transmission, the interlock is above the clutch pedal. Pull the connector off it and connect the terminals in the connector using a large paper clip.
If you have an automatic, pull the connector off the range sensor and connect the green and purple wires using a large paper clip. I think it's on the tranny. See picture of it below. Please let me know if you have questins, and thanks for using FixYa.


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Mar 04, 2011 | 1999 GMC Sierra

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I drove my 1999 accord EX to work & 8 hrs. later I tried to start it and it did nothing. Tried jumping still nothing. Put new battery on and it still did nothing.What is the problem?


Hi, diagnosing a no-start condition requires a logical approach to figuring out what might be preventing your car from starting. First, if the engine won't even crank over when you turn the ignition to START, your car obviously won't start.
When you turn the ignition key to start your car, voltage from the battery flows through the ignition switch to the Park/Neutral safety switch and/or brake pedal or clutch pedal safety switch (you have to push the pedal down before the circuit will complete) to the starter relay or solenoid. When the relay or solenoid is energized by voltage from the ignition switch circuit, it closes a contact that routes more power from the battery directly to the starter to crank the engine. The starter motor spins, pushes the starter drive gear to engage the flywheel and cranks the engine.

If the engine fails to crank, there is a fault in one of the components in the battery/ignition/starter circuit.

Ten Reasons why you car won't start..
  1. Low battery (Check battery voltage, recharge if low, or jump start with another vehicle or battery charger).
  2. Loose or corroded battery cables (Inspect, clean and tighten BOTH ends of BOTH battery cables).
  3. Bad starter relay wiring connections or ground connection (Inspect, clean, tighten wiring connections).
  4. Bad starter relay/solenoid (Check for voltage at relay, if relay has voltage but there is no "click" when key is turned to start, replace relay).
  5. Bad starter (Jump battery voltage direct to starter to see if it spins, or remove starter and have it bench tested at auto parts store).
  6. Damaged starter drive or teeth on flywheel (Remove starter and inspect drive gear and flywheel teeth, replace damaged parts if necessary).
  7. Bad ignition switch (Check to see if voltage reaches starter relay/solenoid when turn to start. If not, check for open P/N switch and brake or clutch pedal switch. Replace ignition switch if defective).
  8. Open P/N safety switch, or open Brake Pedal Safety Switch (automatic transmission) or open Clutch Pedal Switch (manual transmission). Bypass switch with jumper wire to see if engine cranks, or use test light or voltmeter to check for voltage passing through switch when ignition is turned to start.
  9. Engine seized due to bearing failure or internal damage (Use socket and long handle to see if engine can be turned by hand, if not engine is locked up).
  10. Engine hydrolocked due to coolant leak from leaky head gasket (Use socket and wrench to see if engine rotates, remove spark plugs and see if coolant comes out or engine can not be cranked with plugs out).

Hope it helps identify and solve the problem

Jan 16, 2011 | 1999 Honda Accord

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Think the ign switch is bad, not key switch, but column switch. need expert advice on how to change. any ideas??? key turns, locksmith said key switch is not problem, key turns but no starter action? help...


did you check your fuses and relay for power a test light will work. start with the fuse first. the relay should have 1 power all the time. the other will with the key turned to start. rare for the switch to go bad. best of luck

Aug 07, 2009 | 1988 Jeep Comanche

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H2 Hummer


Today 11-12-08 my 2003 H2 Hummer would not start. Checked battery it ischarged. Cables tight. Tried to start with portable booster pak. No go. Tridto jump start with my wife's Suburban. Still no go.
When I turn the switch I hear a single click and that is it. No engine turning over. While trying to start with key the headlights go out. Out of ideas, Will take to Chevy garage in am. Will post solution.

Aug 23, 2008 | 2003 Hummer H2

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