No start problem

Tiny
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  • 1999 SATURN SL2
  • 185,000 MILES
I was out running around and shut off then when returning would not start after letting it set for about 15 min started back up and did fine for about a week. Now there is no start/no crank at all. When turn key on all gauges, chimes, radio, fan ect. On inside work but no start do not hear any clicking from starter, have had starter checked was good, replaced the starter/anti theft relay, have checked power from switch down to starter have power all the way through, all hear when switch is turned on is clicking under the dash under the radio by the fuse junction box. Also am hearing fuel pump come on. So any ideas on what to check or to go to would help you can also answer me back at terrene18@hotmail. Com with any diagrams ect, thank you
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Thursday, March 8th, 2012 AT 11:53 PM

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Tiny
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So the small purple wire on the starter has battery voltage when the key is in the start position?If so you have a bad starter or battery or a loose or bad connector on the postive or negative battery cable. Those are really your only possibilties most of the time its a bad starter.
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Friday, March 9th, 2012 AT 12:12 AM
Tiny
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The small purple wire is getting the same voltage also is the any other way to reset the anti theft as I have done four different reset ideas with no change still no start no crank. Have checked cables not loose or no bad connectors.
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Friday, March 9th, 2012 AT 3:16 AM
Tiny
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The only thing that the anti theft does on that car is disable the power that feeds the purple wire to the starter. If your getting power to the purple wire to the starter solenoid at the starter then the anti theft isnt disabling the starter. How do you know the starter is good?It sounds bad from what you have told me so far.
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Friday, March 9th, 2012 AT 4:07 AM
Tiny
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I had taken it to a automotive electrical shop and they did a load test on it and was there with them when it was tested and the starter and solenoid and it turned over the starter motor. As said have checked all components from the ignition switch to the starter including the big purples wire to the selector switch. Not sure where to go from here.
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Friday, March 9th, 2012 AT 5:01 PM
Tiny
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There is two purple wires to the selector switch does both of them have power when its plugged in and the key is in the start position?Also does the purple wire on the starter solenoid on the starter have power when the key is in the start position?
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Friday, March 9th, 2012 AT 5:37 PM
Tiny
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When you check the purple wires for power make sure the transmission is in park.
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Friday, March 9th, 2012 AT 5:40 PM
Tiny
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Both purple wires on selector switch have power when in start. And the tranny was in park. Yes it small one does have power but will check again and reply back to you.
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Friday, March 9th, 2012 AT 5:52 PM
Tiny
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Sounds like the trigger wire is good only thing left is the starter or bad connection. See if you have less then 2 ohms from the negative battery cable at the battery to the block?
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Friday, March 9th, 2012 AT 6:03 PM
Tiny
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Was not starter or bad connection found it was the ignition relay in the fuse panel inside.
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Monday, March 12th, 2012 AT 5:34 AM
Tiny
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You have me confused if you had power to the purple at the starter then how did you have a issue with the starter relay?Also the starter relay is at the base of the steering column not the inside fuse box. What did you do to fix the issue?Sounds like you had a bad connection to the power feed to the inside fuse and still have a sleeping problem there.
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Monday, March 12th, 2012 AT 5:41 AM

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