1996 Pontiac Grand Am new question

Tiny
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1996 Pontiac Grand Am 6 cyl

what would stop from getting power from ignition switch to starter?
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Friday, October 1st, 2010 AT 10:48 AM

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Tiny
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Hi, how you doing? If you stay on your original post, the people that were talking to you will receive an e-mail notice that you are asking another question. If you make a new post, they won't know it.

Depending on whether you have an automatic or manual tranny, the voltage to the starter solenoid S terminal comes from the ignition switch through the neutral switch (automatic) or with manual tranny, through the clutch switch. If no voltage at switch, you would have to check feed to and from the ignition switch. Any testing make sure the tranny is in park or neutral and the e-brake is set.
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Friday, October 1st, 2010 AT 11:05 AM
Tiny
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Ok sorry but you guy's are on the ball and thank you so much for you help in this matter, now one last question please bear with my spelling(it sucks)the neutrel safty switch is this something I can do pr is it time for the shop to take over?And my grand am is not a stick shift?And I dont work on cars, but don't mind getting dirty?
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Friday, October 1st, 2010 AT 12:46 PM
Tiny
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You should be able to do it yourself. With an automatic sometimes they call it a transmission range switch, same difference. Should be located on top of the transaxle, shift cable goes to it. The wiring diagram has wire colors for wires at the connector. Right now, I can't guarantee the problem is that switch.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/170934_tranny_range_switch_1.jpg

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Friday, October 1st, 2010 AT 1:37 PM
Tiny
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I just ordered the neutral safety switch and I have the car jacked up and I am trying to find that piece to take off now, but if that don't work have any more clue's?Cause you and two other pro's are leaning towards the safety switch, but thought I would inquire further ahead just in case?
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Friday, October 1st, 2010 AT 2:41 PM
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My info shows that switch on top, you shouldn't have to get under it?
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Friday, October 1st, 2010 AT 3:09 PM
Tiny
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Yes I found it under the breathe, but that's not my problem I just put the new one on same thing turn the key nothing happens. What should be the next thing I look for?
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Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 AT 11:21 AM
Tiny
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The yellow wire at the neutral switch is hot with key in the crank position?
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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 9:30 AM
Tiny
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You cut off on me the yellow wire is hot key in crank postion? And by the way good morning
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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 10:05 AM
Tiny
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Good morning. The purple wire from neutral switch is it hot, key in the crank position?

I was offline yesterday, one of my grandaughters had her first birthday. I spent the day with family.
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Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 11:54 AM
Tiny
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Good afternoon is the anti theft light suppose to flash when you star the care from the selonoid?
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Monday, October 4th, 2010 AT 2:34 PM
Tiny
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I haven't paid any attention to that, I don't know.
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Monday, October 4th, 2010 AT 2:45 PM
Tiny
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Hello again, sorry for just getting back I put a test light on the wires from the safety switch the only hot wire was a pink wire, what do you guy's think/ and happy belated birthday to your little princess.
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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 AT 8:27 PM
Tiny
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This is the diagram for the starter circuit. There maybe more wires at the neutral switch than the diagram shows. It shows only the starter circuit, that is the way these diagrams are. The yellow wire is hot with key in the crank position then the purple wire carries goes hot and carries voltage to the starter solenoid.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/170934_pontiac_grand_am_starter_circuit_1.jpg

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Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 AT 9:22 AM

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