I have the exact same problem on a 2003. It started as a intermittant problem and now is perment. When it would crank the battery never dropped below 10 volts on the leads, but I cleaned the the terminals and ground anyway. I shorted the clutch pedal switch to eliminate that.
The confusing thing is I am getting a 12volt reading on this hot wire (clutch switch) with both ignition switch ON and START position. According to Clymers this should only be the case on Start position. (Which makes sense)
I haven't got under the car to see what I have at the solenoid yet. It's gonna be tough getting to it once I locate it as I can't drive it onto the ramps.
I'm thinking there may be a relay somewhere that is controlled by the computer that is not shown in the Clymers manual. Any thoughts? There is no burgular alarm that I am aware of.
Saturday, December 6th, 2008 AT 11:56 AM