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    Unhappy Anyone good with nostart / wiring?

    My 94 NA has always had an intermittent starting issue, but now it is constant.

    I thought it was the starter going bad, but I replaced it and it still didn't start, so I tried a new ignition switch and it still didn't start. The transmission lockout sounds sick, buzzing and groaning, but still functions at the gear shifter. A "mechanic" told me that the trans lockout can't cause a nostart, it can only affect the shifter lock, but when I turn the key the lockout buzzes but NOSTART! (No click, no crank, no noticeable battery draw just a buzz from the lockout)





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    Did you happen to check that you're getting power to the starter relay?
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    Hmmm . . . underneath the airfilter/MAF there's a single wire with a connector, that's your starter solenoid wire and it OFTEN corrodes beyond function. I had the same problem last year. Random non-starting issues and nothing would happen, no click, no crank, no nothing. Pulled that connector apart and it looked like it was covered in peanut butter. Replaced the connector with a new spade/butt connector (covered them in dielectric to prevent this again) and haven't had the same problem again.
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    Well, I will check.... I thought the solenoid was part of the starter assy, but I will definitely check that connector tonight... As for the relay, there is no starter relay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotGTO View Post
    Well, I will check.... I thought the solenoid was part of the starter assy, but I will definitely check that connector tonight... As for the relay, there is no starter relay...
    The solenoid is mounted to the starter, the wire I'm referring to is the lead for that solenoid (gives the signal from the ignition switch that says, "OK starter, let's crank this engine over"). It's a black, single wire connector, should be right under the air filter/MAF assembly.

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    Ok... thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    The solenoid is mounted to the starter, the wire I'm referring to is the lead for that solenoid (gives the signal from the ignition switch that says, "OK starter, let's crank this engine over"). It's a black, single wire connector, should be right under the air filter/MAF assembly.
    That was EXACTLY the problem... I looked under the MAF and low-n-behold there was a connector that was unplugged!! The retaining clip was broken and probably loose since I bought it and finally came all the way unplugged... I secured the connector together with a zip-tie, and "Vroom vroom party starter!" MANY MANY THANKS!

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    strange how i didn't suggest this....its normally the first thing i suggest checking.

    glad its sorted mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotGTO View Post
    That was EXACTLY the problem... I looked under the MAF and low-n-behold there was a connector that was unplugged!! The retaining clip was broken and probably loose since I bought it and finally came all the way unplugged... I secured the connector together with a zip-tie, and "Vroom vroom party starter!" MANY MANY THANKS!
    Glad it worked out for ya. Keep an eye on that connector in the future, this time it was loose but it could corrode heavily in the future.

    Happy motoring!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colt45 gto View Post
    strange how i didn't suggest this....its normally the first thing i suggest checking.

    glad its sorted mate.
    Haha!... you always try to help, Thanks for all your help. Is that wide-body yellow 3000GT in your sig the one that had the superman emblem that has been painted white now and was up for sale a while ago with a dispute over the description of the body kit? I think that's the widest 3s in history!

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