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Old 05-07-2012, 11:06 PM   #1
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Guys I had a small electrical fire in the engine comartment and the engine harness had to be repaired. I changed the sensors, and spliced wires where needed. The car has been sitting for 2 months, but it won't crank. I have 12 volts across the battery so I didn't try jumping.

I'll start by looking for 12 v at the solenoid, any other places to probe, things to check?
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The fire could have damaged the starter, or you might have a problem with how the harness was repaired. Checking for voltage at the solenoid is the best starting point. Check your grounds as well.
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Okay I'll check voltage at the solenoid. Fire wasn't that bad and I didn't see any signs of heat near the starter. Guess I have to jack it up and get underneath and stop being lazy.
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Step #1 is definitely get underneath and stop being lazy.
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Looks like I'm in for some fun! No 12 volts at the solenoid with the ignition switch in the start position. The purple goes back to a neutral safety switch/gear selector then may exit the switch with a yellow wire. I haven't pulled back the outer sheathing to see.

Guess I need a wire diagram. I'll start looking on google. If anyone knows of one online, post a link. Any other obvious checks would be much appreciated!

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autozone has repair guides and a wiring diagram for your car for free if you sign up
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Thanks! I found them. Looks like it changes to yellow coming out of the neutral safety switch then goes to the ignition switch. The only thing is the ignition switch is only a block diagram and doesn't show the contact closures or inputs. Guess I can Google the switch and see if I can find a diagram for it.
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Got her running! Ended being a fuse near the passenger kick panel.
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