What, only 30 or 40 posts about this? I figured it was the battery and had it tested, sure enough, bad cell. I installed a new battery and tried starting it, no luck. Through it in neutral and still nothing. Jumped it at the starter and it roared to life and I mean roared, no exhaust, just headers! So, I've ordered a new ignition switch. Anyone know of a good how to video on the install or tips?
I'll probably work on the exhaust install and let my daughter install the switch. Maybe I'll work on a cold beverage and let her work on both?
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You can test the ignition switch before replacing it. You need a volt meter....not a test light....you wanna see how much voltage is there. Check the purple wire on the inside terminal of the solenoid. With the key in the "Start" position, you must have 12v. If you don't see a minimum of 10.5 volts there, then you may have a bad ignition switch, neutral safety switch, or wiring issues. If you do have 12v there, then the solenoid is prolly crap. This is assuming, of course, that you have power to the rest of the car....headlights, interior lights, etc. If not, then you may well have a burned fuse link, which could cause the no crank problem.
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I'll check the the switch and selenoid with my volt meter. I had my daughter under the steering column and she couldn't find the ignition switch. So I got my fat butt in there and I couldn't find it. I tried to match up the new part with anything that looked like it and it was a resounding "what the @#%*" . There doesn't even seem to be anything that remotely looks like the plugs that should go into the new switch.
Here's a link of the new part( I tried uploading and was getting an error msg):
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