Wouldn't be a short on that wire because that would burn open a fuse link wire. Plus, jumping 12 volts to the coil would feed that short and your wire would burn up. You most likely have an open circuit meaning a break in that wire.
First of all, when you say the ASD relay is turning on, do you mean for that one second after turning on the ignition switch or during cranking? If it's turning on during cranking but there's no voltage at the positive terminal on the ignition coil, this is going to become a rather easy fix. You can turn the ignition switch off, remove the ASD relay, then jump the two wires with a stretched-out paper clip or piece of wire. The two wires to jump will be the two fatter ones, and one will be that green / black wire. Now you should have 12 volts at the ignition coil. If you do not, flex the harnesses to see which one makes that voltage come and go. Also look for a harness that travels along the left inner fender and under the battery tray. That one often moves back and forth during acceleration and when changing between drive and reverse.
Also check for 12 volts on the two smaller wires bolted to the back of the alternator. If you have it there but not at the coil, there is a corroded splice. If you don't have 12 volts anywhere, check right at the wires you jumped on the relay socket. If it's missing there, the problem is in the circuit that feeds the relay, not the green / black wire after the relay.
Saturday, July 27th, 2013 AT 6:50 PM