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The problem could be your relay, or starter, or neutral switch. When the problem occurs, check for power at the wire that goes to the "S" terminal on the relay with key in crank position. If you have power there, jump the connection on the relay from large batt+ terminal to the "S" terminal on the relay. If starter engages, the problem is the relay, if it does not engage the problem is the starter. If you have no power on the wire that goes to the "S" terminal, you will need to check the neutral safety switch next, the the ignition switch. If your security light is on when this happens you could have a bad chip in your key. The fact that it sometimes starts and sometimes does not, is an indication of a bad connection in the relay or bad spot on starter armature. Let me know if you have power at the red/blue wire that goes to the "S" terminal on the relay when in crank position.
when i disconect the terminals they have power to them andwhen i hooked them back up i can hear they are getting juice
Perhaps you didn't understand me. Get a test light, disconnect the small red/blue wire that goes to the "S" terminal on the starter relay and check to see if you are getting power on that wire when in crank position.
The test light probe goes to the wire and the test light lead needs to be grounded at battery negative.
You will need a helper to turn the key to crank while you check for power at the wire.
One quick trick is when the problem occurs, have someone smack the starter with a hammer while you turn key to crank position. If the starter cranks now, the problem is the starter and has a bad spot on the armature.
the big cable has power
im gonna check the little wire as soon as i get someone else here to turn the ignition
Yes it will always have power, it is directly connected to the battery+. What about the small wire on the relay?
the small wire the light dont come on when you turn the ignition over
Sorry, here is a picture of your starter. Check for power on the small wire that goes to the solenoid on top of the starter.
If the light does not come on, your problem is either your neutral safety switch or ignition switch. You can engage starter manually by jumping from large terminal to small terminal. If key is in on position, your car will start.
the light doesnt come on
thank you very much i just needed to know what the problem could be. better than a whole bunch of things my parents are gonna take it to ney york this week
You're welcome. Let me know if you need any more help.