1997 Silverado won't turn over PLEASE HELP!

Tiny
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I have a 1997 5.7ltr Silverado 4X4 with 89000 miles o it. I put the key in, turn it and everything comes on but won't turn over. I changed the starter relay and removed the starter (with selinoid) had them tested and reinstalled. There is a click in the starter relay but NOTHING in the starter. I can bridge the selinoid and the truck starts. Everyone I talk to says check the ignitin, but like I said, the starter relay clicks when I turn the key. Any suggestions would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks
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Sunday, August 19th, 2007 AT 6:21 PM

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Tiny
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Check the wire for continuity between the relay and the starter. Purple wire.
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Sunday, August 19th, 2007 AT 8:47 PM
Tiny
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I'll check it and let you know!
THanks!
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Monday, August 20th, 2007 AT 7:55 AM
Tiny
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I'll check it and let you know!
THanks![/Quote:6ef8881987]

Thanks again for the help.
It wasn't the purple wire. It was user error.
I started with your suggestion with a test light at the fuse relay. Everything checked out. While I was checking everything I noticed that the fuse is designed where it can be inserted in two positions, right side up and upside down. I guess by now you can guess which one I originally inserted the fuse relay as. Yep, upside down. I installed it right side up and the problem was fixed! Lesson learned, make sure the relay is installed correctly.

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Friday, August 24th, 2007 AT 3:40 PM
Tiny
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I'll check it and let you know!
THanks!

Thanks again for the help.
It wasn't the purple wire. It was user error.
I started with your suggestion with a test light at the fuse relay. Everything checked out. While I was checking everything I noticed that the fuse is designed where it can be inserted in two positions, right side up and upside down. I guess by now you can guess which one I originally inserted the fuse relay as. Yep, upside down. I installed it right side up and the problem was fixed! Lesson learned, make sure the relay is installed correctly.
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Friday, August 24th, 2007 AT 3:42 PM
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Friday, August 24th, 2007 AT 6:02 PM
Tiny
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Oh yea!
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Friday, August 24th, 2007 AT 11:05 PM

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