1995 Oldsmobile 98 no crank no start

Tiny
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  • 1995 OLDSMOBILE 98
  • 3.8L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
This olds will not crank when key is turned on. I was told by the owner that if you turn the ignition on and cross out the starter it will start and run. Tried putting resistor in line of VATS. Still won't crank. #6 vats key @1470 ohms. What's keeping it from cranking.
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Monday, October 6th, 2014 AT 8:56 PM

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Tiny
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Starter checked by the big three pass two failed one something about terminal R. Which was loose.
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Monday, October 6th, 2014 AT 9:27 PM
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When you turn the key to the run position is the security light on solid or flashing?
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Monday, October 6th, 2014 AT 9:52 PM
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It's solid then goes out.
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Monday, October 6th, 2014 AT 10:13 PM
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Got court in a few hours better turn in pick this up later.
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Monday, October 6th, 2014 AT 10:17 PM
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Doesn't sound like the security system is the problem then. Do you have a multi meter to do some testing?
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 AT 5:59 AM
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Yes
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 AT 9:38 AM
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Going to game will return after STL wins!
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 AT 11:35 AM
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Alright out of the ignition switch the yellow wire should have battery voltage with the key in the start position? All these tests will be with the key in the start position. Next find your ant theft relay behind left side of dash above the inside fuse box. The yellow wire should have battery voltage both of them?As well as the purple wire to it?The yellow wire with a black tracer should have ground to it?Then your neutral safety switch should have power to the yellow wire and the purple wire?Then at your starter there should be battery voltage on the purple wire?Remember all these tests with the key in the start position.
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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 AT 12:24 PM
Tiny
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Ant theft relay is this the same as the starter enable relay. If so I check this and did not get any reading on anything both yellow wires purple wire nothing.
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Sunday, October 12th, 2014 AT 2:54 PM
Tiny
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This car is not at home it is several mile away, sorry for taking so long to get back with you.
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Sunday, October 12th, 2014 AT 2:57 PM
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Yes the anti theft relay should be the same. Do you get power out of the yellow wire from the ignition switch with the key in the start position?
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Sunday, October 12th, 2014 AT 3:14 PM
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No. While checking with vom no reading out of either wire. This is one hard set of wire to get to!
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Sunday, October 12th, 2014 AT 5:20 PM
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So the yellow wire at the ignition switch with the key in the start position doesn't have battery voltage?
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Sunday, October 12th, 2014 AT 5:24 PM
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No.
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Sunday, October 12th, 2014 AT 5:34 PM
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Alright the red wire to the ignition switch should have battery voltage all the time?If so looks like the ignition switch is bad. If the red wire doesnt have battery voltage to it then check the fuse number 2 in the underhood fuse box. Its a 60 amp fuse?
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Sunday, October 12th, 2014 AT 5:53 PM
Tiny
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Retested. Went back and rechecked wires @ starter enable relay, this time used test light and turned key to cranking position not just in on position, got light from one yellow wire and purple wires.
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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 AT 5:04 PM
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At the relay the purple wireshould have battery voltage. The yellow wire terminal c1 should have battery voltage with the key in the start position?The yellow wire terminal a2 should have battery voltage with the key in the start position? The yellow wire with a black stripe should have a ground to it with the key in the start position?
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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 AT 6:42 PM
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Yellow turns on test light, purple as well get nothing from yellow wire on other side. Also can hear relay click.
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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 AT 9:37 PM
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Need to know the terminals that there is power and no power your my eyes and hand's.
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Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 AT 9:53 PM
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It seems as though c1 a yellow wire c2 the purple wire both test good I get nothing from a2.
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Thursday, October 16th, 2014 AT 9:40 AM

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