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88 corvette will not crank sometimes new starter and good battery does'nt matter if it is hot or cold try it won't start then wait a little while it will it might be fine for a month then it will do it again

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First thing to do is find out if it's not getting fuel or not getting spark. If it only does it sometime, it is more likely no spark. That could be due to a bad cranks sensor. I would test the spark first. If it won't even turn over, then check the single wire that is attached to the solenoid and is for the ignition wire. Then double-check all your ground wires to make sure the cables aren't dirty or loose. Next check starter relay

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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  • Jimmy Jarrett
    Jimmy Jarrett Jul 15, 2010

    all the connections are good lights come on everything works just like it does'nt have the battery connected just dead sound when you turn the switch

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Jul 15, 2010

    Try tapping on the solenoid to see if it's stuck. Check and/or test power from ignition wire to starter. Test battery with voltmeter for 12-14 volts. Test starter relay with an ohmmeter.

  • Jimmy Jarrett
    Jimmy Jarrett Jul 15, 2010

    everything ck out fine

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Jul 15, 2010

    If one of the battery cables is corroded or loose, the lights would work fine but not enough to crank it over. Do you get constant power from the ignition switch to solenoid each time it's cranked?

  • Jimmy Jarrett
    Jimmy Jarrett Jul 15, 2010


  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Jul 15, 2010

    And that's about all there is. Just a little testing and checking.

  • Jimmy Jarrett
    Jimmy Jarrett Jul 16, 2010

    could it be the neutral safety switch

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Jul 16, 2010

    That is possible.
    There is the computer, the neutral safety switch, fuse, ignition, relay, solenoid, starter and the cables.



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