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Old 11 Sep 2006, 05:24 pm
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several times now I have gone out (engine cold or hot) and all electrical items work but engine does not crank...try it several times-nothing, wait 10-20 minutes and try it again then it will start right up. anyone have a similar problem or have any ideas?
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Old 12 Sep 2006, 09:59 am
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ignition switch - try taking key completely out and re-inserting
Starter solenoid - may be going
Starter - could have a "bad spot"
Battery - how old is it?
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Old 12 Sep 2006, 11:14 am
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Starter Safety Interlock? Sometimes these switches get flakey.

-With an automatic tranny run it up and down a couple times then back to park, or try starting it in neutral.

-With a manual pump the clutch a couple of times.

Also: are you getting any codes?

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Old 12 Sep 2006, 11:00 pm
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Well, Quick listed several things that are all good possibilities. I would however add.....
Clutch saftey switch
Transmission range sensor
Starter relay
Wiring harness
Connections at battery

Hmmm.....I love a good electrical challenge.
At the very least your going to need a test light and a wiring diagram....or a good tech. Have you got a test light?
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Old 13 Sep 2006, 05:47 pm
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yes, I have a test lite and am pretty DC savy
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Old 20 Sep 2006, 03:01 am
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The first thing that I'd do is to check the battery cables, make sure thier clean and tight. Check the the other end of the ground cable where it attatches under on of the bell housing or starter bolts. You going to have to put the test light on the little wire at the starter when it won't crank and see if it lights up when the key is in the crank possition. If it lights up nice and bright then it needs a starter. If it doesn't then we'll take it from there.
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