Not starting, won't turn over

Nick Lawrence nick at
Fri Jun 20 05:24:18 PDT 2008

As Kneal suggested, maybe the starter.   Did you try measuring the volts at 
the wire while in the start position with the wire off the solenoid?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Rbade12 at>
To: <200q20v at>
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 4:33 PM
Subject: Not starting, won't turn over

>I get no click from the solenoid. With key to run, bridging the solenoid
> terminals gets a spark, nothing from the solenoid. Starter/solenoid are 
> working.
> Battery shows 12.5-6 volts
> I followed Bentley, with key to start I get 4 volts [should be 8 or 
> greater]
> at terminal 50 [small wire] on the solenoid. I get 12.6 volts  to terminal 
> 30
> [big wires] on the solenoid. I disconnected the ignition  switch connector
> and have 12.6 volts coming to it via terminal 30. I have .03  ohms 
> resistance
> from the switch to the solenoid along the thin wire going to  terminal 
> as far as I can tell, my wire paths are in good shape,  getting power to 
> the
> solenoid and switch and have a solid path along the thin,  often maligned,
> wire going to the solenoid. Battery is good, grounds are  good.
> Bentley said replace the ignition switch. I did, no change, still 4 volts 
> at
> terminal 50. The metal tang in the ignition housing that mates with the
> ignition switch is solid.
> I looked at wiring diagrams in Bentley, but, I'm not real good at reading
> those.
> I pulled codes and get open circuits on all injectors and an open circuit 
> on
> the waste gate frequency valve. I checked the waste gate frequency valve 
> and
> it checks ok. I'm not sure how to approach the injectors.....and I could 
> see
> how  these would hurt running conditions, not starting conditions.
> So, any ideas?
> Thank you!    Bob 91 200q20v
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