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Ok i have power going everywhere else but my starter so what could be the problem

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    Pete Sch Dec 04, 2012

    sorry it is for a 1995 gmc sierra pickup

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Check your brakelights for operation. You did not indicate what vehicle you drive. On Ford products and many others there is an Interrupter for Safety that requires a combination of Brake pedal action, gear selection, and Ignition key alignment.

At the top of many brake pedal levers there is a switch which often gets hit by the Drivers feet. If broken or misaligned the signal to engage the starter will not reach the starter relay. Check the Brake lights for a sure sign of failure of this connection. If the connection is being made, then check the small wire that sits on top of the starter Relay for a burst of power when the key is turned to START.

At that point, if the power is going to the relay and it does not engage the starter, the relay is bad.

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Are there any relays for the starter, have they been checked? Starter has short circuited/burnt out?

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