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New alternator & good charge on battery but when the ignition is turned to the on position the power on the entire car shuts down??? Starter maybe???

Car has over 200,000 miles, worked like a champ until now...new alternator fairly new battery possibly stock starter...

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Have you checked the ignition switch not the key switch the ignition switch its what everything runs through.I would start there then maybe the key switch.

Posted on Dec 30, 2012

  • Kevin Renteria Dec 30, 2012

    I have not checked the ignition switch but I am I the process of getting to it right now I'm hoping this is it bcuz I need my car to run its my daily driver :/

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It could possibly be the starter, but before you get that far make sure the Battery cables are connected very tight. If loose the car won't start or do anything. Also make sure the battery cable is grounded.

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funny...you have just told me what is wrong with it!!!
check power in, power out at the ignition switch...likely it has failed. switch is on the top of the steering column under the dash and is sometimes easier to reach if you disconnect the column from the dash and permit the sterering wheel to rest on the seat.

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Did you check the starter relay and make sure that all the connections to the starter are correct?

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Drive the car to the auto parts store and have them test the battery and alternator for proper charge.  You probably just bought a dud, even though they are new.  Doesn't happen much but does happen.

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could be a bad ground on the starter

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Check the fuse in the fuse box under the hood on the left fender well. If it is good, check the relay by pulling it out and checking for power at one terminal with the key off. If there is no power, the problem is in the fuse box between the fuse and the relay. If there is power, have the helper hold the key in the start position once again and check for power at another terminal from the ignition key. If there is power, the relay is bad. If there is no power, the starter circuit is suspect.


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Check to see if there is power to the neutral safety switch if there is no power at the relay. Use the voltmeter to check for power with the key in start. If there is power going in, check for power going out. If there is no power going in, the security system or ignition switch is suspect. If there is power going in and none coming out, the switch is bad. If there is power coming out, the problem is between the neutral switch and the relay.


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Remove the cover on the bottom of the steering column. Check the solid yellow wire for power when the key is in the start position. If there is no power, the ignition switch is bad.



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