1991 Plymouth Sundance Sundance Won't Start / Turn Over

Tiny
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  • 1991 PLYMOUTH SUNDANCE
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 124,000 MILES
1991 Sundance won't turn over. Neutral switch is OK. Relay clicks when ignition switch is engaged. Don't really want to remove starter if I don't have to. Looking to check relay. Per Rasamataz's suggestion removed yellow wire from relay. Where should power be when ign switch engaged? Thanks
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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 AT 8:16 AM

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Tiny
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Have helper hold key at start position you go check for power on the yellow wire disconnected from the starter relay-No power the ignition switch went bye bye power present check the brown wire on the park and neutral switch-nothing there you have an open wire between the P/N switch and the starter relay. Power present on the brown wire the P/N switch is defective or needs adjustment. It has to ground the starter relay in order to complete the circuit to the starter solenoid.
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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009 AT 7:11 PM
Tiny
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OK. Thanks for that info. There is power to the yellow wire. There is also power to the brown wire on the P/N switch (with cap removed) but only about 8 volts.>>>>Checked it again with the relay re-connected and the terminal cap on the P/N switch and there is 12 volts. I don't understand how the switch could be bad if there was current with and without the terminal cap.
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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 8:53 AM
Tiny
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>>>>Checked P/N switch against a new one and looks like it WAS bad. Replaced but still nothing. Previous owner says it is probably coil pack and/or the round thing under the distributor that has a 3-terminal plug that goes into wiring harness in front of the engine. Can't seem to find out what this is. Ideas? Thanks.
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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 8:52 PM
Tiny
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1991 Sundance won't turn over.

Is the vehicle cranking over and refuses to start or it won't crank at all/nothing?
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Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 AT 9:46 PM
Tiny
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Will not turn over at all.
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Thursday, July 16th, 2009 AT 6:16 AM

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