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So your hearing the starter click and not engage? Can you remove the starter relay and with the tranmission in neutral and emergency brake held jump pins 30 and 87 and tell me if the starter just clicks or engages.. If it clicks you need a new starter, if it engages then grab a test light and tell me if pins 86 have 12v and 85 a ground when the key is in the start position..
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Ok that means the control side if the relay is working, so test pin 30 for 12v.. If the relay will click and not engage the starter then pin 30 should be dead.. Fuse 2 supplies the voltage so check and see if it's blown..
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Ok lets see if we can narrow down your issues... Can you remove the starter relay and jump pins 30 to 87 and tell me if the starter engages... If it clicks then you have a issue with the starter or the connections/wiring.. By jumping pins 30 to 87 your bypassing the relay all together....
If it does engage then can you double check pins 86 for 12v and 85 for a ground.. If good then reinstall relay and tell me what happens or if the relay clicks...
Are you serious? This could only mean that your engine is locked down.. If you remove the starter from the bellhousing will it kick over when you try and start it? Do you have a pullhandle to put a socket on the crankshaft and see if it will spin over..
I'm interested in what's going on so reply back when you have had a chance to check for me..
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If the starter just clicks then it's bad.. If you have 12v going to large and small wire and you added a ground to the body of the starter and it clicks the starter is bad.. You can remove it and with a set of jumper cables attach the red to the big lug and black to the body and then run a small jumper from the big lug to the small solenoid and it should kick over.. If it clicks replace the starter..
The bendix on the end should kick out and spin.. If it not then it needs to be replaced..
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When you bolt it back in does the bendix kick out? When it clicks make sure you have 12v constant on the big and small wires at the starter.. Since the engine is not locked down and the starter won't engage when bolted up I would say it's a bad starter.. It gets ground from being bolted to the transmission so you know it has ground and that leaves the 12v on the small and big wires..
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That is odd because we allready checked that... The ignition switch feeds 12v thru the yellow wire that runs to the clutch switch and then to pin 86 in the starter relay.. You said we had 12v there so we continued..
Glad you got it fixed and thank you for the positive rating,