1995 Chevy Corsica starting problem

Tiny
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1995 Chevy Corsica 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

im having a starting problem. First of all before this happened I replaced the tranny. It drove fine for about 3 to 5 days and then it would not start with the key. It will however start with a screwdriver at the starter. I have replaced the starter and ignition switch. Battery is fine. Sometimes it will start and sometimes it wont. It will usually start if it is warm but that is not always the case. This morning for instances it started and it was cold out. Frost on the windshield. Yesterday it was sunny and it wouldnt start. So what gives. What could it be?
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 8:56 AM

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Tiny
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It could be the neutral switch but that would have to be tested.
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 9:03 AM
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Ok I just found something on this site that might help. First off how do I test a neutral switch. And 2 I was just reading on the site and someone said it could be the starter relay. I do know that relays click when they go out. Like on a tv. Is it the same for a auto relay cause if it is I think it might be the problem because when it doesnt start I will hear a click sound like a bad relay. If this is so I would like to know where it is on the car. Thank you
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 9:30 AM
Tiny
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You've got a lot of incorrect info there.

You need to test for power coming into the neutral switch on the yellow wire with the key held in "start" position and on the purple wire going back out.
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 9:43 AM
Tiny
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Ok. Where is the switch and how do I access it and or the wire. Thank you. From under the hood or under the car?

Thanks for the help its my moms car and she says thanks too
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 9:56 AM
Tiny
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It's on the transmission at the shifting lever. It's accessed from the engine compartment.
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 9:59 AM
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And one more thing how do I test it. Test light or multimeter? How do I know if its bad or not
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 10:00 AM
Tiny
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Your really beyond your capabilities here and I suggest you recruit someone with mechanical/electrical knowledge to do it for you or assist you.
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 10:03 AM
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Lmao! Youre funny wrenchtech. I have already recruited someone to help me and its you. I have done some wiring work on cars before most of them older. This cant be all that hard just point me in the right direction please thank you
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 10:20 AM
Tiny
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I've already done that.
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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 AT 10:27 AM

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