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Starter won't work. I replaced the starter, battery. checked fuses, and fusable links. still will not crank. is there a starter relay somewhere? what else should be checked.

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Your problem is the ignition starter switch which i think on a 1988 corvette is down towards the bottom of the steering column.NOT THE KEY SWITCH!!

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There should be a starter solenoid on the inner fender wall just behind the battery. this can be checked with a multi meter. there are some really good videos on you tube that show exactly how to go about checking it. just search starter solenoid. sounds like it is probably where your problem is.

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Okay, thanks for the info this helps me help you better. this sounds like the starter relay is not energizing, this car has a chip on the key and if the resistor value is incorrect the starter relay will not allow starting , this is controlled with the computer and the antitheft module, the common problem is the ignition switch has two pellet type sensors in the beginning of the switch, look and make sure they are released, as you push the key in the sensors push in onto chip on the key, sometimes the sensors dont come back out ,they get stuck in and dont touch chip to give reading to module, use small pick and push them in one at a time and see if they pop back out, a little wd 40 may be sprayed on them to free up.and the last thing would be a broken wire to switch sensors, this wire runs inside the column and you would need to replace the ignition cylinder lock and have a key cut with correct chip, key that comes with lock will not start car only turn lock, you would take that key with old key and have one made,a quick test or to bypass system you would need to locate orange wire under the dash and cut it, you will need to install resistor between the wires go to module not back up the column, to get correct resistor you will need to measure the ohms of the chip on the key, probe both sides, for example tester wire on each side and you will get a value go to radioshack and get a resistor with the same ohms and wire in, you will be connecting both wires to resistorconecting them with resistor in the middle and wires going to lock just tape up for now, heres a wiring diagram and a picture of the lock and the orange wire, hope this helps, let me know. good day.starter won't work. I replaced - johnjohn2_112.gifjohnjohn2_95.jpg

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