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So I just got my car, and it wouldn't start on the second day. (welcome to the club eh?)
Here's a lil background info...
Day 1 -
Car shipped from NY to NV, stalled 4 times going on to the truck, and wouldn't start after unload. The truck driver jumped the car and it started, let it warmed up and drove it home, idled for about 30 mins. Filled it up with 91 (no 93 here). Started the car 2 other times that night with ease.
Day 2 -
Tried to start the car, it wouldn't turn over or anything. Voltage on PFC showed 9.5v. Tried to jump it like the truck driver did yesterday, PFC showed 12v, still wouldn't turn over. Bought a new battery, disconnected the old one, and jumpered the terminals to the new battery (terminals in rear bin), 11.9v and still nothing.
I checked the "Engine" fuse by the driver's kick panel, and manually pressed the clutch switch in (didn't have a meter to check continuity). The cabin lights are working, and didn't even flicker when I tried to start it.
What else should I check?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
Thanks djseven. (security relay = starter relay right?) It started twice today...
Day 4 -
I ghetto rig a wire to bypass the security relay by the driver's kick panel, and it started right up!! It smoke a lil and I let it idle for about 30 mins, shut off then tried to start again, NOTHING. So I removed the rear bins then jumpered the battery again, I was getting frustrated so I kept trying to turn the key, nothing again for the first few times, then all of the sudden it started up!! But I forgot it was in gear and let off the clutch, killing the the engine. Then I replaced the battery and terminals, still nothing.
What should I do next? Starter solenoid? Ignition switch?
I have had similar problems very intermittently where I go to start my car and get nothing. I have power to everything, the starter simply makes no attempt to engage...not even clicking as if the battery were dead.
I was doing some research to try and help in the other thread and google turned this up:
From the page: Then, search the Tech Talk forum for the phrase "clutch interlock". You will see one thread started by me that shows you how to bypass the interlock switch. It's for S13 but the concept is pretty much the same.
The purpose of the interlock switch is so idiots don't start the car in gear and hit stuff, then sue other people. If you don't hit the clutch, the relay grounds out the starter signal and it won't crank.
Ok the no-start problem is fixed, but something else came up. I pulled the ignition switch, took it apart and cleaned it, and the car started up right away.
But there's a new problem, the car will stall itself almost right away whenever I let off the clutch regardless of how much gas I give. Same for reverse. Also the car idles at about 600~650 rpm according to PFC. Any thoughts?