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1997 Bravada Wont Start.

Starter wont even click, i put the key in, the instrument panel lights up and headlights come on etc.

Will not crank.

I took a screwdriver and connected the two wires on the starter, and then the car started right up. thats the only way i can get it to start.

while running i disconnected the battery ground so the alternator is fine.

the battery is fine also.

I think it may be the neutral safety switch, or the starter.

there are no loose wires as far as i know but i did throw it into park pretty roughly right before this problem started. may have jared something loose? or broke something?

starter sounds good when i manually crossover the wires so someone said it cant be the problem but is that accurate?

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    Justen52 May 23, 2009

    thanks i do think it is the solonoid, hopefully it is detachable from the starter

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There is a solenoid that normally connects the two wires that you manually connected. They do go bad and if they are the replaceable typ an inexpensive fix.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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