2001 Pontiac Trans Am Car will not turn over

Tiny
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  • 2001 PONTIAC TRANS AM
  • 5.7L
  • V8
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 79,000 MILES
I have replaced the battery, ignition and starter relays. I had the starter tested and it passed without issue off of the car
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Saturday, December 6th, 2014 AT 6:01 PM

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Tiny
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Does anything happen when you turn the key to the start position? If there is nothing, I need you to test something for me. Have a helper turn the key to the start position while you check for voltage to the smaller wire on the starter. There should be 12v. If there is, the issue is the starter or the engine is locked up. If there is no power, check for power to the starter relay itself.

Let me know what you find.
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Saturday, December 6th, 2014 AT 6:28 PM
Tiny
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Nothing happens when the key is in the start position. There is zero voltage to the smart cable on the starter when the key is turned to the start position. I was able to start the car by jumping the starter with a screw driver.
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Saturday, December 13th, 2014 AT 3:25 PM
Tiny
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Correction to wording. There is Zero voltage to the smaller cable when the key is turned to start.
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Saturday, December 13th, 2014 AT 3:28 PM
Tiny
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Okay, the power to the smaller wire comes from the starter relay. Check to see if there is power to the relay.
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Saturday, December 13th, 2014 AT 5:37 PM
Tiny
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Ok. Of the 4 prongs - 2 of them test with 12+ volts, 1 tests negative 3, and 1 tests at 7.2 volts on the starter relay insert. About The same results at the ignition relay as well.
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Saturday, December 13th, 2014 AT 8:24 PM
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Forgot to mention that those results are with the key in the on position.
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Saturday, December 13th, 2014 AT 8:27 PM
Tiny
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What happens to the readings when you turn the key to the start position?
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Monday, December 15th, 2014 AT 5:33 AM

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