'04 will not start, won't turn over

Tiny
ROWLANC
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  • 2004 CHEVROLET SUBURBAN
  • 12,100 MILES
Last time it started it would not shift into overdrive gear, got a warning light on the ABS and parking brake, also the Blower and AC would not work. I've tried jumping, recharged the battery and have re placed the starter. With a cheap multi meter I get a voltage reading at the starter solenoid.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 4:35 PM

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Tiny
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What is the actual voltage reading? In the diagram, the red wire is hot all the time. The purple wire at the starter solenoid, goes hot with the key in the crank position. I looked at a c1500 Sub.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 4:58 PM
Tiny
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6.4 at battery, 6.4 at starter solenoid RED, when the ignition is turned on there is 0.0 at the starter solenoid purple.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
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Have you battery and connections checked. You should have atleast 12 volts at those connections.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 8:25 PM
Tiny
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I agree. With the key in the crank position shouldn't drop below 10 volts, possibly 9.5 volts.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 8:40 PM
Tiny
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I said it was a 'cheap meter' and I'm getting similiar readings on other vehicle batteries. Thanks for the assist
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 8:44 PM
Tiny
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Maybe the meter is faulty? That voltage reading is no good, I don't care which vehicle battery you tried it on, unless all the batteries were really low.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 8:55 PM
Tiny
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Do you have a drawing on the purple wire that goes to the starter. Is it straight off of the key switch?
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 10:50 PM
Tiny
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The ingition switch is on the lower steering column. Check the purple for start signal there. If ok you need to make sure the purple wire is on the s terminal on the selonid and your getting start signal when your holding the key in start possition. You can do all this with a test light. Allways trouble shoot dont just start replaceing parts.
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 11:11 PM
Tiny
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Has this start signal wire been known to 'short'?
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 11:26 PM
Tiny
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No you could have installed it on the wrong place on the seliniod. Check it like I said.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 12:02 AM
Tiny
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Here you go.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 2:14 PM
Tiny
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Where is the switch located at on the steering column?
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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 9:45 PM
Tiny
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Lay under the dash its right on the top of the column youll see the purple wire. Check for voltage is coming with the key in start poss.
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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 10:13 PM

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