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hi, it is possible the neutral safety switch has gone bad from the push cause by the impact, have you try crancking with the shifter in neutral?
let me go try it
hold the key to crank position press the brakes and slowly move the shifter through all the gears see if it will crank then.
I tried it and it won't crank, all the lights come on but won't crank
ok , can you turn the head lights on and cranck the engine see if the lights dim as you are turning the key to cranking position.
No they don't dim
ok then do you have a test light and do you know the location of the starter relay?
yes I know where the starter relay is at and I have alittle test light that you ground and gives a light
ok remove the relay and turn the key to on check for power on one of the relays conectors.
after doing that have some one turn the key to crank while you check the relay connector for two powers then.
yes I tried it and got a light when not tuning the key switch and then got the same light in the same connector when the key was cranked.
I don't understand for two powers, becuase I tried other connectors and only one connector gives power
ok there should be two power when cranking the engine do you have to powers?one power with key not crancking and two powers with key crancking.
I am going to go try it again
we cranked it and only one power we get
ok there is a problem there let me pull out the wiring harness .
ok can you check all the fuses on the fuse panel inside the vehicle?
with key on.
is ther fuses inside the vehicle or just the one panel outside where the relay switch is. and if there is a fuse panel inside can you tell me where its located.
ok, lest check fuse #6 is a 40 amp fuse located at the power distribution center [relay box] by the battery in the engine compartment.
with key on only.
how would I test it ? take the fuse out and check the connectors or shall I test the fuse itself if so how would I do that?
turn the key to on and leave the fuse in plase and with the test light check acrose both terminals for power conect the test light alagator clip to a good ground and with the point of the test light touch the top of the fuse and see if it has power on both ends.
we did it and both ends have power.
ok good lest check the fuse box inside the car is located on the passengers glove box and the fuse # XXXXX and is a 20 amp fuse check also for power across
okay , i see the fuse and it looks okay. Now do I turn the key on and see if there is power going through the connectors
the fuse is okay but there is no power going across both connectors
is the key to on position?
ok, see if any power when cranking
does the fuse has power while cranking the engine
there is no power while cranking the engine
ok then you need a ignition switch it has no out put to the starter relay.
okay, is it hard to change an ignition switch?
let me see if any recalls on that.
you are a lock man there is a recall on the ignition switch and the dealer will replace it for you for free they are having problems with them going on fire , this will not cost you a penny.i am going to change the page to send you the recall notice all you have to do is take it to the dealer and let them know the ignition switch needs replacing ok. follow me to the other window.
Dealer Service Instructions for:
Safety Recall No. B07 - Ignition Switch
The ignition switch on about 95,000 of the above vehicles may short circuit in the presence of water and impurities. This could cause a vehicle fire.
The ignition switch must be replaced on all involved vehicles.
Each dealer to whom vehicles in the recall were invoiced will receive enough Ignition Switches to service about 10% of those vehicles.
Completion Reporting and Reimbursement
Claims for vehicles that have been serviced must be submitted on the DIAL System. Claims submitted will be used by DaimlerChrysler to record recall service completions and provide dealer payments.
Use the labor operation number and time allowance shown.
Add the cost of the recall part plus applicable dealer allowance to your claim.
Dealer Notification and Vehicle list
All dealers will receive a copy of this dealer recall notification letter by first class mail. Two additional copies will be sent through the DCMMS, and the MDS2 will be updated to include this recall in the near future. Each dealer to whom involved vehicles were invoiced will receive a list of their involved vehicles.
The vehicle list is arranged in Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) sequence. Owners known to DaimlerChrysler are also listed. The lists are for dealer reference in arranging for service of involved vehicles.
DIAL System Functions 53 and VIP
All involved vehicles have been entered to DIAL System Functions 53 and VIP for dealer inquiry as needed.
Function 53 provides involved dealers with an updated VIN list of their incomplete vehicles. The customer name, address and phone number are listed if known. Completed vehicles are removed from Function 53 within several days of repair claim submission. To use this system, type "53" at the "ENTER FUNCTION" prompt, then type "ORDB07".
Owner Notification and Service Scheduling
All involved vehicle owners known to DaimlerChrysler are being notified of the service requirement by first class mail. They are requested to schedule appointments for this service with their dealers. A copy of the owner letter is included.
Enclosed with each owner letter is an Owner Notification Form. The involved vehicle and recall are identified on the form for owner or dealer reference as needed.
Dealers are encouraged to consider alternative scheduling and servicing approaches for this recall~ This repair does not require hoists or other full service facility special equipment and is a DaimlerChrysler Mobile Service approved repair.
Vehicle Not Available
If a vehicle is not available for service, let us know by filling out the pre-addressed Owner Notification Form or describe the reason on a postcard and mail to:
If you have any questions or need assistance in completing this action, please contact your Zone Service Office.