78 camaro wont start.

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  1. Vettenick

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    OK....let's verify that there's 12 volts at the "S" terminal on the starter solenoid in the crank position. If not, then you have to back track to the switch, to make sure it's properly aligned in the start position. Let's do this one step at a time.
     
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    12 volts at the s terminal.
     
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    I checked both plugs and no power going to either. Checked voltage at the starter as well and it was good
     
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    Fusible link?
     
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    If you're seeing 12 volts at the "S" terminal, then that verifies that the ignition switch and the neutral safety switch are working. When you turn the key to the crank position, does the solenoid click? If so, then how confident are you about that starter. One other item to check....how good is that battery ground cable, and its' connection? Also, is there an anti-theft system on this car?
     
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    I replaced the negative. I'm starting to question how I reinstalled the starter. Even though I'm getting voltage I'm not hearing a click on the solenoid.
     
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    Just make sure that the larger pink wire is on the "S" terminal, not the "R" terminal. The "R" terminal is an ignition bypass for earlier cars. It has nothing to do with the start circuit in your case.
     
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    Try jumping the solenoid terminals with a big flat blade screwdriver.
     
  9. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Went through this on my 2000 Jimmy a couple of weeks ago... Power at the Solenoid terminal when the key was turned and got no "Click" from the solenoid.
    The starter and solenoid were both replaced.
    (Since both parts were original to the vehicle and you need to pull the starter to replace the solenoid.)

    You may have gotten a bad solenoid.
     
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    Took a picture of the wires. When I removed the older starter I noted the black and the red where on top and the orange wire was on the S terminal.
     

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