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2000 chevy venture - there is a relay on the radiator support that has a red wire ( + battery) and a purple wire that goes to the starter solenoid. there is also two other wires one is yellow other is orange. the relay is not getting the signal to complete the circuit between the red and purple wires to start. but if someone holds the key on you can jump the terminals on the solenoid and the van will start. i have replaced the computer, neutral safety switch, and just about everything obvious. i am stumped

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  • jimmbaker Dec 31, 2008

    all fuses are good but i did not check the continuity on the neutral safety switch. i will check that thanks. if you can think of any thing else let me know

  • jimmbaker Dec 31, 2008

    by the way everything else works.

  • jimmbaker Jan 03, 2009

    i checked the orange black wire with a test light - nothing. since you said it went through the neutral safety switch i moved it a little bit and the test light came on - it starts. thanks for the help.

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Im looking at that circuit , on the start relay on your radiator support , red is always hot via fusible link , purple to solenoid as you say , orange/black wire should be hot in run or start mode , if it is not the fuse for that wire is PCM/ABS 10 amp located fuse block in driver door jam , it does go through the nuetral saftey switch , the yellow wire going to the PCM must ground that relay to activate start mode . last note there is a PCM/CRANK fuse in the driver door jam also , 10 amp , if all this is good i would like to hear more . 1 more note about the nuetral saftey switch is the pink wire going in and the orange/black wire coming out should have continuity in park and nuetral ....let us know thanks

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

  • Rick Byrd
    Rick Byrd Jan 03, 2009

    Right On , Glad to hear it.

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