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Old 12-12-2012, 08:45 AM   #11
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By taking the wiring diagram, you can see if the wire TO the starter is getting voltage. After you verify it is, then you can move to the starter and see if the solenoid input is getting voltage. If, however, the ignition switch isn't providing voltage to the starter, then it becomes obvious it must be the switch, right?

OTOH - most folks will replace the switch once or twice before the starter fails.

OTGH - you may want to pull the starter and get it checked at a decent starter/alternator/generator rebuild shop if there's one in your area. We have three or four here where I live, no need to trust AutoZone's tester.

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Old 12-12-2012, 05:12 PM   #12
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hi ralphp

thx for yr prompt response

got it so we'll test to see if the starter is gettting voltage (if so, this means the ignition switch is good) and it leaves the starter solenoid

can u please which wires i test to do this (also, if u have a link to a wiring diagram ) that would be great

btw - the latest that happened was - kept turning the key to on/off for about 15 minutes and the car started

then i parked it for 10 minutes , and it started right away

then i parked it for 2hours , and it started right away

not sure if this helps us in figuring out what is going on

btw. i only use a regular key for my car (ie no chip in key) its the only key i got with the car a few years ago- does my car have passkey theft system?
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:41 AM   #13
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Try this:

With one hand turn the key to Start and hold it, then with the other (and with foot on brake), move shifter to N and wiggle it around a little if it doesn't start up right away.

If that method works your Neutral Safety switch/sensor needs some lookin' at.

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Old 12-13-2012, 02:51 PM   #14
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hi drivendaily

thx for the info

yeah i put it in neutral and wiggled the shifter side to side and up and down and it didn't make a difference.

here are the symptons again
after turning the key back and forth for 15 minutes the car started

then if i turn the car off and then on again it will start normally

it seems that when the car is warm it starts fine...what could the problem be?

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