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Hi Dave, Yes, bells and whistles...
Correction - year is 95
Also, just checked key lights up dash and radio etc, however, when turned everything goes off: upon release of the key all electronics resume power...
checked in neutral, not silly... sometimes distracted.
No light, meter... am a jr college student without mechanical enablements.
I did try the connectors (by disconnecting themandthen reconnecting) at all the snap on links under the hood that I could find, after inspection of fuses... they are all entact and seem to have good connection.
Will try to locate starter and power leads...
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX seems to be beyond my abilities...
Your answer was probably right on the money so I accept, However I cannot even find a diagram of an sts motor to see where the freekin starter is...
Your good, I'm just too lost.
All I know is that the engine is a northstar...
I am pretty sure they only offered the one size in that year.. but the cable from the + end of the battery does go under the manaford cover and so to see if the wires were in good shape or have connectivity means that the cover needs to be removed.
Should have gone into the trades instead of the army!
I'll take the diagram if you think it will help, I gotta go finda a wrench to remove the cover...
The tag under the hood says 4.6l... so... that would mean big bucks and a mechanic that really knows his stuff... like you :)
I'll look around for a dealer comperable kinda shop in Long Beach California...
Just to know that I can't do it myself was well worth the fee... the kinda knowledge you have and work with daily is really amazing... there is no way I have the time, tools or spacial awareness to dig into the guts of that car and make it behave the way it should.
Glad to know your a resource that is worth every penny,
Remove or Disconnect
1. Negative battery cable at battery.
2. Positive battery cable at battery.
Note : In order to get to the starter assembly the intake manifold must be removed.
3. Reposition front bank spark plug wires.
4. Air intake duct from throttle body.
5. Electrical connectors for intake manifold (2), TP (Throttle Position) sensor, ISC (Idle Speed Control) motor, Evaporative Emission (EVAP) Control solenoid and cruise control servo.
6. Vacuum hoses at brake vacuum booster, fuel pipe bundle and to body.
7. PCV hoses at intake manifold.
8. Accelerator cable at throttle body and position out of the way.
9. Relieve fuel system pressure.
10. Fuel pipe quick connects at the fuel pipe bundle in engine compartment.
11. EVAP solenoid bracket at rear (or right) cam cover.
12. Reposition transaxle range control cable away from cruise control servo.
13. Coolant hoses at throttle body and to coolant reservoir and plug hoses. Wrap a shop towel around hoses when disconnecting to avoid spillage.
14. Four intake manifold bolts and lift intake manifold with throttle body out of the engine compartment.
15. Solenoid "S" terminal nut and battery cable nut.
16. Starter motor mounting bolts.
17. Starter Motor.
Install or ConnectNote: Before installing starter motor to engine, tighten inner nuts on solenoid terminals to be sure they are secure in the cap. Tighten inner nuts on battery terminals and motor terminals to 8 Nm (71 Lbs.in.) . If nuts are not properly tightened, starter may fail later due to terminal or cap damage.
1. Solenoid switch lead. Tighten nut to 2.5 Nm (22 Lbs.in.)
2. Battery cable nut. Tighten nut to 8 Nm (71 Lbs. in.)
3. Starter motor.
4. Starter motor mounting bolts. Tighten bolts to 30 Nm (22 Lbs.ft.)
5. Intake manifold with throttle body onto engine and install four bolts. Refer to intake manifold torque procedures. The four intake manifold bolts must be torqued in a specific sequence to 8 Nm (71 Lbs. in.) then an additional 120 degrees (1/3 turn) .
6. Coolant hoses at throttle body and coolant reservoir. Add coolant as needed.
7. Position transaxle range control cable at cruise control bracket.
8. EVAP solenoid bracket at rear cam cover.
9. Fuel pipe quick connects at fuel pipe bundle in engine compartment.
10. Accelerator cable at throttle body.
11. Vacuum hoses at brake vacuum booster, fuel pipe bundle and to body.
12. PCV hose at intake manifold.
13. Electrical connectors for intake manifold (2), TP sensor, ISC motor, EVAP solenoid and cruise control servo.
14. Air intake duct to throttle body.
15. Reposition front bank spark plug wires.
16. Positive battery cable at battery. Tighten bolt to 15 Nm (12 Lbs.ft.)
17. Negative battery cable at battery. Tighten bolt to 15 Nm (12 Lbs.ft.)