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I have a 1990 chevy camero rs 3.1 liter v6 auto, when i turn the key the starter will not engage, no noises or any thing, i have replaced the starter n its still doing the same thing

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Although the 1st response is very good (and usually the case) there is another problem rhat also causes the same problem if you have an automatic stick. To check, first be on flat ground so you do not roll. Put the key in ignition and rotate the key forward to first stop point. Do Noyt Start the engine because all you want to do is move the stick to Neutral (N), while pushing the stick firmly toward the passenger side and shifting, when it clicks into neutral, now shift it into Park, still maintaining pressure your right passenger side. With your left hand turn the key forward to start the engine. You may have to to do this a couple of times to get the feel of it. The engine may very well start.

This has happened on my 1990 RS Camero oh at least 3 times. What you are doing is pressing the shift stick against the shift plate in the councol. What happens over time is this semi circular plate bends away from you from shift wear, and when you push toward your right you are making the contact needed to tell the complete the circuit. Dust and paper can stop you cold too.

To fix permanently, get star wrench and lift the consol plates up, keeping track of the star nut as you remove them. Usually just reaching with your hand and pulling the vertical semi circular plate toward the drivers side just a little will align plate and stick just fine. Good as new! Eventualy the plate wears out, I have replaced mine with one I found at a junkyard. Wish I knew what else to call the plate, sorry folks, I just know this works. Years ago after I got one of hyper expensive repair jobs that fixed nothing, I lucked out and met an "old school" mechanic who shook his head, smiled, and showed me this. I guess I'm old school too, so I hope this helps. If that is your problem , this is a really easy fix. Pass it on!

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Check voltage at battery has to be 12 volts , turn lights on see if they work when u turn key, if not bad ground wire from battery or at frame, check volt gauge inside car see if it drops when u turn key, if so battery is likely problem.

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