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9/11/12 11:39am - Reply: 'Re: Shorts'
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Well...it were worth a shot. Unhappy

In the pic of your NSS, the two purple wires are for the starter. One of those wires comes from the ignition switch, and the other goes down to the inner terminal of the starter solenoid. If you have a multi-meter, check them for voltage with the key turned to "Start"...one of them should have 12v. If not, then your problem lies somewhere between the ignition switch and the NSS. If you do get 12v on one of them, then you can run 12v to the other terminal, and you should hear the solenoid at least click. If it does not click, or crank, then you need to make sure your battery cable is connected to the center terminal of the solenoid. With the 12v battery feed, and 12v on the purple wire, it has to crank. If it does NOT, then you have a starter, or solenoid problem.

Just to clarify, when checking voltage at the NSS, you'll need to be testing the vehicle harness side...not the switch itself. If it is unplugged, you will of course not have any power on any of the wires on the NSS.


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9/11/12 3:18pm - Reply: 'Re: Shorts'
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I found that the interlock relay is located passenger side engine bay above heater core cover, their was a couple of ways people bypassed the relay.
1 they spliced the lt green wire to the purple wire behind the relay mount
2 was they would open up the relay and soldered the contacts inside
 
To start over if you have a test light I would do it this way
 
chk power at purple white wire at NSS no power back to ign sw
chk power at purple wire at NSS in park position or nuetral position no power NSS bad
chk power at Lt Green wire interlock relay NSS in position from last step no power maybe bulkhead connector or wireing
 if interlock relay was bypassed you should have power at purple wire if no power issue is interlock circuit
 
chk power at starter S terminal closest to engine block if power since starter was changed you would have a grounding problem for engine block to frame to battery
 
here is the interlock diagram
 
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9/11/12 3:49pm - Reply: 'Re: Shorts'
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Found the problem... after the store sent me the wrong NSS, i cleaned up the old one and put it back on, i then took the starter off and had them test it, it tested good and they recomended checking the fuseable links in the line, after putting the starter back on and checking the one link on the wire going to the engine side of the starter she cranked up just fine... no idea how that was causing the problem...

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9/12/12 12:09am - Reply: 'Re: Shorts'
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Did you ever see the movie Gremlins? 

Shocked  That apparently was your problem Gremlins.  That is it. 

By the way I learned a lot from following this post.  As I'm sure others did.


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9/12/12 1:47pm - Reply: 'Re: Shorts'
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there are a bunch of things to check when cars don't work!  Glad it was just a link.

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