No power to ignition - ? please help! 91 amigo 2.3l
1 1/2 yrs. ago put new battery, starter & alternator (it was refurbished). Found out it was ignition. A friend ran wire & put in toggle switch for ignition. Now I'm in alaska (-21) started up, then stalled. Went to start again & as soon as I hit toggle to start- completely dead (no dash lights, etc.) Checked all fuses, tried to get jump start...nothing. I removed steering column housing & tried to start with screwdriver on ignition wires & still nothing. Got new battery. no help. It seems that when I turn key on - dash lights come on, when try to start - lose all power..... Pleeeaaaaassssee can someone help!?
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Need more info like when you say it won't start, Does it spin over? Is the engine turning over? If not, and a jump start does work, Then it is the Battery or the post connections. That's it! If it does not turn over with a jump then it will be the starter or ignition switch. If u can get to the starter, it can be forced on with a small jumper from the large post to the small stud (usually red)
My wife and I have owned three 1994 Sentra cars. One of them went through batteries and alternators like crazy. Last time the 1-year old battery died, I replaced it and went straight to an auto electric shop. The technician found the alternator was putting out about 77 amps the entire time the engine was running (factory alternators are rated for 80 amps, but only when charging nearly-dead batteries). He also found that the harness running to the alternator was hot enough to scald you if you touched it. Miraculously, I found a factory NOS harness on eBay and bought it. Easy to put in, and the car went from a maximum charging voltage of about 13.1 volts, to a MCV of up to 14.1! Haven't replaced a battery or alternator on it since. Hope this helps someone...
A good hot battery shoulde do it. Have you had any problems with the security system? That's all that should keep it from starting now. Have you put a socket on the crank bolt to make sure the engine is not seized and turns freely? Good luck.
There is more information needed. If you can does not start, troubleshooting strates with the symtoms. If the engine is turning over when you try to start at a normal speed then the ignition coil could be an issue. Although most new cars do not have 1 ignition coil like the older cars did. If you replaced the battery and the engine is turning slow when you try to start it, you may have an issue with the alternator. If that is the case a jumpstart would get the engine started. If attempts to start the engine result in just a clicking noise it could be the starter. Also ther is a number of other components I didn't mention that could play a role. If you could describe what you see and heard, it would help narrow it down.