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N0 start. no power at the starter, consistent. 1989,

Customer Question

n0 start. no power at the starter,
JA: Is the power loss consistent, or does it fluctuate?
Customer: consistent.
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 1989
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes.sofar,tested battery,and checked for power at starter.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
this truck is very rusty,if that has any impact on the problem.
Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** you for visiting the site.


What is the model and engine and trans?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
c3500 350,automatic. this is a dump body.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
my next move would be to check starter relay,but i cant find it.
Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 2 months ago.

I see, thanks.

Do you know if there is power out of the ignition switch when turned to start? (purple wire)

Sometimes the connectors would start to arc on them and you can see if the terminal looks brownish or black.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no, but will check now,let you know.
Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 2 months ago.

Okay, thanks

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
there is power at purple wire in run position,but not in the start position
Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 2 months ago.

Are there more than one purple wires?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 2 months ago.

My diagrams are showing differently, but wait there may be another expert who has more. I will opt out and open it back up. Please DON’T REPLY to this post as that will lock the question back to me, someone should be along shortly, I’m sure, thanks and sorry I wasn’t able to help with it.

Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

The wire you're looking for at the ignition switch is yellow. The yellow wire leaves the ignition switch and eventually turns to purple. Do you have power on the yellow wire with the key in the crank position?