Question about Geo Tracker
This is a Tracker that will spin the motor and start most times. Occasionally it will not turn the motor over when the ignition key is turned to START. The battery has been replaced as well as the battery cable to the ground. The positive lead has had all the battery connector replaced at the same time. The leads were replaced or repaired when it started this. I think the problem might be in the Starter Relay shown on page 6D2-2 of volume 1. The relay is shown as item 7. The problem I have is that the electrical diagnosis on pare 8A30-1 Volume 2 does not show such a relay as existing. Also, none other diagnostics pages show or mention such a relay. I do not understand. Does anyone know what I am talking about??? The pages mentioned here are from the Factory Service Manual for the 1996 GEO Tracker.
If the starter does not engage periodically the problem is probably either the starter or the switch. The switch activates a solenoid on the starter that takes over the job of the high amp. Draw of the starter. You won't be able to change the solenoid so the stater assembly will need to be replaced. This is my best advice without knowing more symptoms.
Posted on Nov 26, 2013
Watch and listen as you turn the switch. Do the dash lites change the same each time? Do you hear a click, which would be the start relay? If these changes and noises don't always happen the same, the ignition switch is wearing out.
Posted on Nov 26, 2013
Testimonial: "Mike, I was informed that there was no click noise. We have tried sliding the shifter back and forth while holding the key to start. That had no effect, that starter would not turn over. But go and try again at a later time and the vehicle would turn over first time."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 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.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
SOURCE: my truck wont start
Pull the small wire off the relay and have someone else turn the key to start position and check for voltage on that small wire, if there is no voltage present your problem may be the ignition switch mounted on the colum under the dash.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
check the adjustment on the switch rod try to start the engine by removing the rod and moving the ignition switch with a tool sounds like the rack in the column has slipped
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
Yes, it sounds like your solenoid is bad and staying engaged against the flywheel, you could do an amperage draw and a voltage drop test to find out for sure, but you will need an DVOM and a amp clamp. Or you could take it into an auto parts store and they will test it for free. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
The easiest way to check and see if it is the ignition switch or relay is to find the small stator wire on the starter not the one from the battery but the small one on the side of it on starter turn the key on and see if it is sending power to that wire if it is then the ignition switch and relay are good. Also check and make sure you are getting a full 12 volts on the battery cable to the starter and to the stator wire when switch is on. If you are not getting the full 12 volts or nothing at all then the switch is bad. But is could also be in the computer friend has a 92 dakota that was doing the same thing and his computer was bad.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
Testimonial: "thank you for the information...this has been very helpful.."
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