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Starter wiring Car will not start.Traced problem to a relay under the dash.Looks like a blue/black silver tracer wire has lost ground. There is a black/ red +12v going to the coil of this relay when key is turned but relay will not pick up. When I put a jumper to ground on the blue/black silver tracer wire it will start just fine. I believe I have lost a ground somewhere but do not have a wiring diagram to find out where this problem is. I don't want to ground this wire if the problem lies somewhere else. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Busterfla Jun 20, 2008

    I have a manual transmission and the clutch switch that prevents the car from starting unless clutch is depressed is good.



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That wire probably goes to the transmission inter-lock. That prevents the car from starting if in any position other than Park.

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