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Where is the fusible link located on a 1997 firebird, with a 3.8 v-6 engine?

The car gave no indication of any problems it was running great. I got home, parked outside in cold weather over night. In the morning when I turned the key the dash lights came on, the radio played. but there was no other sound not even a click... absolutely nothing. I had the auto club come out they tried to jump it and still not a sound, they checked the charge and it came back as a "good" battery. I checked the fuses. they are good. I took the shift selector out of park and tried to start the car in neutral also tried to slap it back into park, still wont start. Someone said to check the fusible link. I don't know where it's at on this car and wouldn't know how to check it if I did know where it was located! Has anyone out there had this problem? If so can you please offer some advice? Thanks!

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    Thomas Perkins Jan 17, 2013 Here's a link to your fusible links.

  • r_delceppo Jan 17, 2013

    Thank you!



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Go to the battery and follow all lines from there,the fusible link is there,look for burnt or swollen wires.YOU CAN CHECK STARTER WITH METER,IF NO POWER THERE,THEN FUSIBLE LINK IS BURNT.

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  • r_delceppo Jan 17, 2013

    Thanks for such a quick response. I will go buy a meter and try your suggestion. At least now I have an idea of what to do! thanks again!!



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