WHY WILL THE STARTER ONLY CLICK.

2001 Pontiac Grand Am

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 2, 2012 AT 6:25 PM

The purple wire goes to the starter so far its looking like a bad neutral safety switch.

Tiny

johnpainter

October, 2, 2012 AT 6:33 PM

Have power to yellow but not purple.

Tiny

johnpainter

October, 2, 2012 AT 6:35 PM

I car hear the starter clicking with the car in nuetral a d trying to start it

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 2, 2012 AT 6:43 PM

It looks like a bad neutral safety switch from what you have told me as far as the no power on the purple wire but have it on the yellow wire.

Tiny

johnpainter

October, 2, 2012 AT 8:16 PM

So if I hax power to both wires it would be the starter

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 2, 2012 AT 8:27 PM

Not if the purple wire at the starter doesnt have power with the key in the start position.

Tiny

johnpainter

October, 2, 2012 AT 10:51 PM

Changed a fuse and now got power to both purple and yellow wire. With someone holding key as if they are starting car and the starter still just clicks.

Tiny

saturntech9

October, 2, 2012 AT 11:52 PM

Do you have battery voltage at the purple wire at the starter with the key in the start position?

Tiny

johnpainter

October, 2, 2012 AT 11:55 PM

Yes I do. And thats with someone turning the key all the way trying to start it.

Tiny

CJ MEDEVAC

October, 3, 2012 AT 1:42 AM

CAN YOU TURN THE ENGINE'S CRANKSHAFT AT LEAST ONE FULL REVOLUTION BY HAND (WITH A WRENCH OR SOCKET).(TAKE THE KEY COMPLETELY OUT OF THE IGNITION SWITCH BEFORE YOU DO THIS)

THIS IS A TEST TO SEE IF THE ENGINE IS "STUCK", "BINDING" OR "LOCKED UP"

THIS PIC IS OF MY JEEP CJ 5. THE CRANKSHAFT PULLEY IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE ENGINE. YOURS SHOULD BE SORTA SIMILAR TO MINE

THE MEDIC

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