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1990 CAVALIER Z24-3.1-5SPD, DOES NOT TURN OVER BY THE KEY

I JUST BOUGHT A 1990 CAVALIER Z24 WITH THE 3.1L. IT WILL NOT TURN OVER BY THE KEY, BUT IF YOU JUMP THE STARTER IT TURNS OVER. WHEN YOU TURN THE KEY ON ALL THE RELAYS CLICK AS THEY SHOULD BUT DOESNT TURN OVER.

******CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME************

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  • one_four_ten Feb 07, 2010

    brand new nuetral safety switch. replaced it this morning

  • one_four_ten Feb 08, 2010

    i have a haynes book on the car and there is no starter relay just a starter fuse, then the starter silonoid.

  • one_four_ten Feb 08, 2010

    ok i have power at the yellow wire. then i probed the purple wire that goes to the starter and have no power. now you said something bout there being a starter relay? the book does not list one for it so where would i find it at?

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Sounds like the nutral safety switch may be defective. its located at the top of the transmission where the shiter cable hooks up. you may have to replace it.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

  • Ralph Johnson Feb 08, 2010

    take a test light at the ignition switch probe the yellow wire while trying to crank. Does it light up? If so check the starter relay plugs for power when trying to crank. if not you have a wiring problem between the ignition switch and the relay. If you have power at the relay while cranking see if if there is a good ground to the relay harness. Let me know more.

  • Ralph Johnson Feb 09, 2010

    call me at 4096820751

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