I recently purchased 1994 saturn sl2 1.9 DOHC. When I got it, it had a bad starter solenoid I know this because all it would do is click when I turned the key and when I tapped on the solenoid it would fire right up. So I went and got a new starter and installed it in the car tried to turn it over and nothing! So I pulled it out put the old one back in to the same effect, nothing. I got the new starter tested and it is good. I brought out the multimeter and im getting 12.53 at the starter. All the fuses are good. I can cross jump the solenoid and get it to fire everytime. I bought the book and searched the wiring diagram and starter is connected correctly. There doesnt seem to be any breaks in the starter signal wire for as far as I can trace it back. I cannot find a starter relay anywhere on the car. When I jiggle the shifter in neutral it makes no difference still no click or anything. When I originally pulled the starter I did not the disconnect the battery, like a dummy, and sparked it out a couple times is it possible that I shorted out the ignition switch? I need help I have been under that car for 10 hrs the past two days and im very annoyed!
Friday, September 28th, 2012 AT 5:05 PM