Question about 1986 Chevrolet Camaro

1 Answer

1986 camaro v8 tunedport will not start wipers lights etc work brand new battery.i get no crank at all. neutral safty switch mabe??what do you think????

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Chevrolet Master
  • 4,977 Answers

If you use a test light and check for voltage on the big wire at the starter this will tell you that the wiring from the battery to the starter is check the small wire at the starter while someone tries to start the car you should have power to that wire.if you do then the wiring from the ignition switch to the starter terminal and everything in between is good.the problem is the starter solenoid or the starter.its a good idea to replace the starter as a new solenoid comes with it as apposed to changing only the solenoid and the starter goes bad shortly after.if you don`t have power to the terminal then check the neutral safety switch.

Posted on Apr 05, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get 2 Free calls (no credit card required) and instant help on almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, appliances, handyman, and even pets).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

When I turn the key on the infl rest light flashes on the instrument panel and will not start what does this mean?


Dec 20, 2010 | 1992 Chevrolet Camaro

2 Answers

It won't turn over but the lights are working tho

Just because the lights work does not rule out the battery. Take the battery cables off, remove the battery and have it load tested. If ok, since the cables are off look at the ends of the cables and clean them if necessary, Reinstall the battery and try to start. If it cranks over your battery or connections to it was the problem. If it does not start you will need to check voltage to the starter. I would recommend using a volt meter but a 12v test light may also be used. Check the voltage to the large cable connected to the starter solenoid, make sure you have battery voltage (12volts). Next hook your meter to the smaller wire on your starter solenoid, this is the crank signal wire. With someone holding the key in start position check for voltage to the wire. Should have 12volts.If you have 12v on this wire then your starter is getting proper voltage and needs replacing. If no voltage is present the you will need th check that feed circuit. Could be a neutral safty switch or clutch switch(if you have one). Even the ignition switch could be bad. If no voltage is present on your solenoid signal wire get a wiring diagram and check voltage from switch to starter. Good luck!

Mar 13, 2010 | 1986 Chevrolet Camaro

1 Answer

My camaro wont start. the battery is new and i replaced starter..

mabe the switch that operates to show it is park is faulty

Feb 16, 2010 | 1995 Chevrolet Camaro

1 Answer

2002 Grand Cherokee limited will not start

Sounds like the nuetral safty switch is starting to go bad. the switch makes sure that the car is in park or neutral before it will alow the engine to crank over.

Jan 28, 2010 | 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

I wont even attempt to start the starter is new battery is new and netural safty switch is new

find the problem before you replace any other parts not needed. is the anti-theft light flashing? do the warning lights come on when you turn the key on. headlights come on bright? can you take a wire and connect the BIG terminal to the little terminal on the starter and "bypass" the rest of the car? when you do this, the engine should spin over, if the key is on, the engine should crank over and run.. If bypassing works, you need to find out why there is no power to the purple wire when trying to start. be sure there is power TO the neutral switch, if not, check the ign switch. find the wire at the base of the steering column........ dont replace any more parts untill you find the problem.

Oct 19, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Camaro

1 Answer

Camaro trouble

Place the shifter in neutral and try to start. If the problem goes away you have a park/neutral safty switch at fault. If the problem remains, I would consider replacing the ignition switch located on the lower steering column, not the key tumbler but the ignition switch. If you have a test light and know how to use one we can go through the test procedure.
Try the shifter test first and let me know.

Jul 20, 2009 | 1989 Chevrolet Camaro

1 Answer

New battery.all electrical works lights,gauges,radio,wipers etc but van wont cranking sound just slight click uinder washer reservoir behind battery

there is not just one thing that can cause this problem. it could be in the ignition switch, it could be the wiring from switch to starter relay, could be the neutral safety switch. i can tell you a quick and dirty way to test this, have to be careful if you do it. put the vehicle in park, make sure it's in park, otherwise it will roll when you do this and you could get run over by your own vehicle. now you will need a set of jumper cables. make sure you can get to the hot side terminal of starter, one jumper cable contact has to go there. the other side has to go to hot (positive) side of battery. if when you tap the jumper cable to the hot side of starter the starter cranks just like it should then you have a wiring problem. if that's the result you get try jiggling the gear selector around and cranking ignition, or try starting it in neutral. if that makes a difference, if it cranks in neutral or if you move gear selector around when it's in park, then you probably have a bad neutral safety switch. if that doesn't make a difference but you are able to get it to crank by jumping straight from battery to starter then you have a wiring problem in ignition system. hope that helps

Jun 16, 2009 | 1993 Pontiac Trans Sport

1 Answer

Car will not turn over with key .light come on but does not crank

nutral safty switch, or bad battery connetion or bad starter or fuable link blown if it clicks its a bad battery connection

Jun 14, 2009 | 1992 Chevrolet Camaro

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

112 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts


Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8516 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides