Car will not start

Tiny
JUAN POBLANO
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  • 1978 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 2,528 MILES
Starter, alternator, and battery have been checked. I also checked the wires that run to the starter, they do not seem to be damaged. Radio, lights, everything works but when I try to start the car it will not make any noise, no clicking, just nothing. I went to an auto parts store and they told that those were the three things that could be wrong with it. The car was working well and it just stopped working at a friends house.
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Monday, December 1st, 2008 AT 2:12 PM

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Tiny
2CEXPT
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Could be bad connection, ignition switch and park and neutral position switch.
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Monday, December 1st, 2008 AT 2:45 PM
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SAM DIETZMAN
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Was this figured out? I have the same problem with my 1978.
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Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 AT 12:33 PM
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KEN
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This sounds like a neutral safety switch, but to be sure lets use a test light on the starter motor trigger wire to see if it is getting power. Here is a guide to help you see what I am talking about:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-neutral-safety-switch-works

Please run down these guides and report back.

Cheers, Ken
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Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 AT 11:10 AM

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