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New starter, new relay and new battery...problem is...when I shut off engine and 30 minutes later went out to start again the key turned and nothing happened...it was like the battery was completely dead. I messed with the relay wire and the interior light came on...I turned the key and again it was like the battery was dead...the relay clicks and the voltmeter is reading perfect on the battery. it' is like it is blowing a fuse whenever I turn the key but when I mess with the top relay wire enough everything lights up until I turn the key...any ideas?

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I suspect you have a loose or corroded connection. you should be able to check voltage at relay and if good, jump across from cable coming from battery to terminal from ignition switch. or u can bypass the relay completely by using a jumper cable to go from battery pos to output cable on relay that goes to starter.

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