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Old 11-27-2009, 01:29 PM   #11
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My 92 did this and it turned out to be the PCM fried. We are trying to help, but it'* very hard with this problem, there are so many reasons why it won't crank. Getting someone to pull the trouble codes would help alot/eliminate some suggestions. I know one thing that has happened to a few in your year range is the cable in the console that prevents the car from starting without the key has broken.
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I'll do those test tomorrow and let you know
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So how did you find out it was the PCM n the check engine light isn't on
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So how did you find out it was the PCM n the check engine light isn't on
Process of elimination. It takes time to get to that point. Let'* not worry about that now...you've got a bunch if test'* to do and we can probably find something else for you to hunt down and check before the "replace the PCM" recommendation comes out.
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Ya, don't let my experience just point you there. It could be any number of things. And replacing the computer'* prolly the most expensive of them. You pry up your console top to view if that cable is broken if you run out of other possibilities.
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Which cable n I hope it'* not that at all i pray it'* something simple so what'* some more test I got it to start again today by someone turning the key n me playing the the starter n a screw driver ....
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Are you jumping the posts on the starter? I believe that starter test post had now to check the voltage at the starter. You will need to do that. You could have a bad key switch, or a bad solenoid.
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I can no longer get it to start a mechanic I know said it'* the starter ....I just got it'* not a brandnew 1 it was used but the guy tested it in front of me he got it to spend but idk what'* wrong I'm loosing my mind over this crap......I appriciate the help but I'm not finding a problem yet
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I put a new starter brand new in the car n still noting I changed all my fuse relays n nothing ....could it be my fuel pump ...
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Please check the voltage at the starter to see if your even getting voltage there.
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