1993 Chevy Cavalier Wont crank

Tiny
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  • 1993 CHEVROLET CAVALIER
Engine Mechanical problem
1993 Chevy Cavalier 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

Ok well I got a 1993 Cavalier 2.2L. About 2 weeks ago I had the same problem the car would not crank at all so I had it towed to my house and was messing with it and put a new starter on it adn then found out 1 of the ignition wires were not connected tight together under the column. So now 3 weeks later I have the same issue car wotn crank at all. I got power from the battery and to the starter. I kept the key to the run position and messed with the ignition wires still wont start. I am also getting power from the ignition. Im stuck help please
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Thursday, May 15th, 2008 AT 8:23 PM

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Tiny
BUZZSAW
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Where did you buy your parts at? (Starter)
do your lights dim when you try to start it?
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Friday, May 16th, 2008 AT 1:15 AM
Tiny
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Where did you buy your parts at? (Starter)
do your lights dim when you try to start it?[/Quote:0f67c4c813]

I bought the starter at Auto Zone. The lights do not dim at all. Even when the key turns to the start position the starter solenoid doesnt click
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Friday, May 16th, 2008 AT 6:52 AM
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Check the purple wire at the starter for power, if there is power there then you have a bad starter, if no power then you need to check wires under the dash for power. The wire under the dash will be a fat yellow wire or purple wire, check for power there and let us know
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Friday, May 16th, 2008 AT 6:55 AM
Tiny
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Ok I will try that tonight when I get home from work. Do you think maybe it could be the ignition switch at all?
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Friday, May 16th, 2008 AT 6:57 AM
Tiny
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Ok I will try that tonight when I get home from work. Do you think maybe it could be the ignition switch at all?[/Quote:2ef5acd151]

put a test light on that purple wire at the starter while your watching it have some one turn the key to the start position. If it lights up that junk autozone starter is bad, dont buy parts there, fluids and things like that yes, parts no
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Friday, May 16th, 2008 AT 8:57 AM
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Ok I will try that tonight when I get home from work. Do you think maybe it could be the ignition switch at all?[/Quote:9f8422a102]

put a test light on that purple wire at the starter while your watching it have some one turn the key to the start position. If it lights up that junk autozone starter is bad, dont buy parts there, fluids and things like that yes, parts no[/quote:9f8422a102]

Well I tried that and it doesnt light up at all. So Im lost lol
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Friday, May 16th, 2008 AT 5:42 PM
Tiny
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Yes it could be the ignition switch. Check for power at the yellow wire at the ignition switch. If ok there then you need to check the transmission neutral safety switch. Try starting in neutral or reverse or drive and see if that helps
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Friday, May 16th, 2008 AT 6:00 PM
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Ok Not the ignition switch I even swaped it out for a enw one no start. I checked the yellow wire from the switch when I turn it on it lights up. I checked the purple wire going to the starter and it doesnt light when I turn the key. I checked everything I get power from the ignition switch, to the starter everything. Im really lost on this one
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Friday, May 16th, 2008 AT 9:07 PM
Tiny
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Dont be lost you are almost there. The problem is most likely the neutral safety switch on the transmission. You are almost there dont give up, you are rounding third and heading for home. Under the hood where the shifter linkage connects to the transmission you will see a electrical plug with the fat yellow wire and the fat purple wire. Test for power first at the yellow wire while cranking, if no power the yellow wire is broken between the ignition switch and there. If there is power at the yellow check the purple for power, if no power at the purple then replace the neutral safety switch and it will start.
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Saturday, May 17th, 2008 AT 6:29 AM
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THANK YOU soooo much. It was the netural safety switch. Starts right up. Thank you gain for your help!
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Saturday, May 17th, 2008 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
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Awesome.
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Saturday, May 17th, 2008 AT 7:01 PM

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