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Old 07-19-2013, 09:48 AM   #11
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Also doing some reading on the neutral safety switch can interrupt the starter from engaging. Is this a possibility as well, as the starter will click when the key is turned but will not engage?
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:26 PM   #12
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Well replaced the neutral safety switch, that didn't do it. But I got under there at this point and hit the starter with a hammer and the car started. However once turned off car wouldn't restart. This is a new starter so I know the problem isnt actually with that part.
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Don't be so sure of that. Nowadays you never know. They resell plenty of garbage the last guy before you just screwed up. BTDT...........

Battery sounds fine.

Sounds like you have power right to starter but not enough 'ooomph' to kick it over. Cable or terminal condition, engine grounds. The positive cable on these commonly goes bad under the insulation to be able to cause that. What does starter wire attachment area look like? They commonly melt inside the plastic to screw up too.

If neutral switch you wouldn't get the click, bad switch stops power from getting that far.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:02 PM   #14
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Grounds look ok cleaned up the contact points and reattached not sure about the cable conditions. I checked the first four to five inches from the battery there wasn't any melting. But i agree it looking like the wiring to the starter must be bad somewhere along the line to not give it enough juice to start.
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