91 200 20v No Start :(

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Wed Sep 22 18:21:21 EDT 2004

At 4:00 PM -0600 9/22/04, Jeremiah Curry wrote:
>Howdy all,
>Hoping you can help me figure this out.   My car suddenly won't even attempt
>to start, the diagnostic computer says ok, and the power is fine, but when I
>turn the key the rest of the way, nothing happens.  I suspect maybe the
>switch or starter, but nothing has been intermittent, or shown any sign of
>failing.  And BTDT?

Since you said stuff doesn't die when you turn the key, that rules 
out the battery and terminal corrosion on the battery.

Do you hear a loud click from under the hood when you turn the key to 
start?  If not, switch is busted.  If so, the ground strap on the 
starter has probably corroded through(pretty much #1 cause of death 
for I-5 starters).

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