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1998 sunfire will not turn over. Battery charged and all…

1998 sunfire will not...

1998 sunfire will not turn over. Battery charged and all accessories work feul pump working. Replaced clutch interlock switch under dash. Still not turning over.

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the clutch? Has it been slipping or sticking?

60,000. No issues. drove car to work and would not start that evening.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sunfire yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. only the clutch saftey. and adjusted pedal to be sure it was pressing switch fully.

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Are you saying that the engine does not crank over at all?

Are you looking for some possible causes?

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Is this a 2.2 or a 2.4 liter engine?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Correct. When you turn the key you can here fuel pump engage. all accessories work and battery is only six months old with 12.8 volts. Press clutch in and turn switch to start and nothing happens.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
2.2

Thank you.

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First, all of the fuses should be checked and verified as good.

Also, have you tried jumping the clutch pedal switch? If not, I would try this next. Maybe the clutch switch is faulty.

If the problem persists, this could simply just be a faulty starter motor (which is very common).

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Already put a new clutch switch in it and have checked all ignition fuses and relays as being good. Have not had any signs of starter issues when started that morning it worked flawlessly.

Right. The starter can go bad all of a sudden. We see this in the shop all of the time.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Any chance it would be the ignition switch?

YES it is possible.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Which wire at the clutch switch should recieve the voltage from the ignition switch. There is a yellow and a purple.

Yellow wire

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok. So if I check that wire while turning switch and receive no voltage I could assume that it is the ignition switch. If I do have voltage there and it passes through to the purple then I could assume it would be the starter.

Yes sir you got it!

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Ok . Sorry for any confusion. I am also a mechanic. I just work on a different breed of machine without all these gadgets.

No problem sir. I am happy to help.

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