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2011-04-18 22:36:38
Car wont start...Nothing happens
So out of nowhere when I turn my ignition nothing happens and the car wont start. It started out it would only do it about every other time so I thought my clutch inhibitor switch was bad. So I did a jumper on that plug and everything was fine. Then a couple starts later it did the same thing. I would turn the key and nothing would happen. So I checked all my fuses and found 1 blown fuse so I replaced it then everything worked fine again but now it wont start. I took the starter out and tested it myself and it worked fine. Im going to have it tested by autozone soon. But I checked all my fuses and relays and connections and its still happening. Could it be something in my ignition? I am extremely confused.
2011-04-18 22:52:34
When mine did that it was because my grounds were corroded. Where you live it is less likely, but it is free and worth a shot. Have your battery tested too. I presume that all electrical systems are working fine when the car doesn't want to start?
2011-04-18 22:57:22
Ya everything is good. No corrosion at all. 1 year old battery. I just pulled out the fuses underneath the dash and then just put them back in and then it started. So idk WTF is going on.
2011-04-19 21:45:06
Could it be the ignition rotor?
2011-04-19 22:15:12
does it crank over now?
2011-04-19 22:31:14
Sometimes it will sometimes it just does nothing
2011-04-19 23:02:06
sounds like theres a short somewhere, have you checked all your grounds?
2011-04-20 00:49:57
Ya I looked at everything. I think it's part of my ignition. I'm going to get a new switch. I just tested my starter and it was fine.
2011-04-20 03:10:34
So I changed the ignition switch and it was working fine. Then it died and it wouldn't start again I had to do it while it was moving and pop the clutch. So starter is fine. It's not the ignition switch. I just pulled all of the underdash fuses and they're all good. I looked at the fuse box by the battery and they all looked good too. Where else do I look?
2011-04-20 03:22:07
you've got a loose connection somewhere whether you think so or not...battery cable, or starter cable, solenoid...somewhere in there. Has the terminal on your starter been overtightened? Is the tranny making good contact with the starter housing? I've seen really disgusting and greasy starters not make good ground with the tranny/motor and do this.
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