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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 11, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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Help: Car has pwr but no starter??

Hello all
Today I replaced my accelerator assembly (pedal to rod). Most of the time I laid over my engine bay on an old sheet to get at the assembly behind the driver's side engine block.

Now, the car will not turn over...the starter will not "turn on and engage". The car has power to the lights and accessories and the battery is fully charged. I noticed I accidently pulled the small back wire off the coil and I fixed that issue.

Still...I turn the key and nothing happens. It started fine last night.

Thoughts? Where to start??

-Rob
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Re: Help: Car has pwr but no starter??

Take a test light and make sure you have power at the purple wire that is attached to the starter solenoid. If not, test that same wire at the firewall connector, The right side of the firewall connector is for the engine, the left side is for the body (sitting in the drivers seat).
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Mar 16th, 11, 09:21 PM
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Re: Help: Car has pwr but no starter??

If you were working underneath the dash also with the rod inside the car......Look under the dash for a 10AWG purple wire with white stripe and trace it from the harmonica connector on the steering column. If you were poking around under there it's possible that the neutral safety (auto) or clutch safety (manual) plug got knocked out of the connector. Or it could be like mine with a finicky homemade jumper in it that used to wiggle out until I taped it in.

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Re: Help: Car has pwr but no starter??

Steiner: I may have messed up the neutral safety switch. Did not think of that!!!

Yesterday I replaced the in-dash tach and replaced some dash lights. I dropped the steering column to be able to pull the gauge cluster. Three nuts hold the column up....but I had a difficult time getting the nut back on the most forward bolt. When I reassembled I had to yank the steering column hard to get it to line up. AND>>>I tested the tach and electrics before I reassembled the steering column.

Could someone explain how to check and/or asdjust the neutral safety switch???

PS: column shift, auto tranny

-Rob
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Re: Help: Car has pwr but no starter??

No idea how to adjust it but I know how to bypass it.....unplug it and just crimp a spade connector to each side of a piece of 10AWG wire to stick in the solenoid wire plug.

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