1987 Pontiac Firebird 87 Firebird stalled/wont start/electr

Tiny
CLEEZYWEEZY24
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  • 1987 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 132,000 MILES
I was driving and the car died. Wouldnt turn over or did very slowly. Battery/alternator/starter all checked good. Lights inside and power windows seemed like was fine power-wise. It started once but died instantly. But then to make things worse; I plugged in a previously unplugged coolant fan relay and it clicked when I turned the key and now nothing. No power at all. I checked the battery and its still good. So why no power? How do I start to go about the electrical work I need?
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Monday, May 4th, 2009 AT 9:23 PM

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Tiny
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Where the battery/alt/starter taken off and tested?
What is battery voltage? Check for power at distribution center and at starter. Also have someone try and start and see if power gets to solenoid terminal.
Let me know
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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 AT 9:53 AM
Tiny
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Yes I took starter/solenoid, alternator, and battery off and had tested at autozone. 3 times a piece they all passed. We jumped the solenoid and still wouldnt turnover. Popped the clutch and still wouldnt turn over. It is a 305 tpi by the way; if that helps. Im thinkin possible ground to engine?
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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 AT 5:13 PM
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Was there power to distribution center? Voltage to starter? Did small solenoid have voltage when key turned?
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Thursday, May 7th, 2009 AT 10:02 AM
Tiny
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Well; now I have more trouble with it. I went to turn they key and heard "click click click" at which point; all my power died in the car. Now nothing will come on. I checked all the dash fuses and they were good and changed the two silver ignition relays under the dash; also had the battery tested a second time. Do you want to buy a firebird? Lol
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Thursday, May 7th, 2009 AT 8:46 PM
Tiny
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Get a test light and start at bbatt pos follow towards junction box then inside to fuse.
Also common problem with Camaro/Firebird go to starter find the battery pos cable. Off of term see two or three smaller red wires. May run up into a metal tube. The wires burn through inside tube will not supply power to ign, fuses Ect.
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Friday, May 8th, 2009 AT 4:02 PM
Tiny
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Apparently the wires on starter was loose; but the original problem the shop says is a locked up motor. I have been looking into a rebuild but I have got the right lottery ticket yet
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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 AT 3:05 PM

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