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Old 12-20-2013, 02:16 AM   #1
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Default hi im new..got a 01 sl1 that wont crank over

my father inlaw has a 01 sl1...well id monkey with the heater motor wires because its been acting up...after i did that all the lights came on the dash....after he got it home the car wont crank over...id put a tempary remote starter switch so he can start the car.....wondering if it shorted the ignition switch??....also his turn signal acts up..sometime they work and dont work..bad turn signal switch?...i want to fix this car..only got 147000 on it...been a good dependable car...

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Old 12-20-2013, 02:32 AM   #2
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Blown fuses?

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Old 12-20-2013, 10:00 AM   #3
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Default Re: hi im new..got a 01 sl1 that wont crank over

I've heard these cars can be sensitive to ground wire issues causing apparently random widespread issues. Perhaps you disrupted proper grounding?

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Old 12-20-2013, 01:47 PM   #4
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Can you hear any clicks when you turn the key or no sounds at all ?

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Old 12-20-2013, 02:10 PM   #5
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Default Re: hi im new..got a 01 sl1 that wont crank over

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Can you hear any clicks when you turn the key or no sounds at all ?
yes i can hear a click but its come from the fuse box..think one for the relays..no click from the starter..had the starter tested too..

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Old 12-20-2013, 09:51 PM   #6
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Default Re: hi im new..got a 01 sl1 that wont crank over

I, and several others, feel common starter tests are near-useless. You have to check voltage at the small wire (purple) on the starter, see if that has 12V when trying to crank. If it does, then the starter is bad. If it doesn't, though, then you have to start tracing back through any wiring you may have damaged towards the battery

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Old 12-20-2013, 10:38 PM   #7
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Automatic or manual transmission? How exactly did you wire this temporary switch?

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Old 12-21-2013, 12:37 AM   #8
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Automatic or manual transmission? How exactly did you wire this temporary switch?
automatic...you seen those hand held start switch...you used to bump over the engine with out going inside the car to do it....most guys use them to do compression test or reset the distibuters....that what id used on his car..turn on the iginition and push the remote starter switch...there two wire come from it..1 goes to the hot on the starter the other goes to the starter solenoid..

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Old 12-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #9
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Default Re: hi im new..got a 01 sl1 that wont crank over

Clarify: does that temporary switch allow you to crank and start the engine? If so, then forget about the starter, it's OK. Do you have an electrical multimeter and skill to trace the starter-control wiring back towards the battery? Do you need an electrical schematic of that starting circuit posted here?

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Old 12-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #10
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Clarify: does that temporary switch allow you to crank and start the engine? If so, then forget about the starter, it's OK. Do you have an electrical multimeter and skill to trace the starter-control wiring back towards the battery? Do you need an electrical schematic of that starting circuit posted here?
yes please if you have it...my gut keep on telling me it might be in that iginition switch..because when id mess with that heater blower wires all the lights went on the dash..servies soon,abs seatbelt and other lights poped on...and that when he couldnt start his car..im going to check his fuses tomarrow..its raining to much here..and its outside jacked up..because maybe the wire poped off or he fried the starter...wont start up again..if the weather gets to bad ill get it towed up to my friends garage were i work on cars at..

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Default Re: hi im new..got a 01 sl1 that wont crank over

No, I don't have schematics for that handy; an '01 is too new for me! If someone else doesn't post it soon I'll beg for it on another forum, then bring it here.

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Old 12-21-2013, 11:08 PM   #12
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No, I don't have schematics for that handy; an '01 is too new for me! If someone else doesn't post it soon I'll beg for it on another forum, then bring it here.
to answer your question post #9..that remote starter trigger does crank the engine over....all you do is turn on the iginition then hit the remote starter trigger then the car starts up and runs....

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Default Re: hi im new..got a 01 sl1 that wont crank over

Then the starter itself is OK, you have eliminated it as the culprit.

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Old 12-23-2013, 03:51 PM   #14
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Then the starter itself is OK, you have eliminated it as the culprit.
well it was but now the started just took a dump...it was a junk yard started id put in it 3 years ago...got a new one order from ebay for 49.50...also looked at the fuse box under the hood...found a blown big 30amp fuse...said its ign3..meaning this could be the corpret..why id had the throw a remote starter..wont know until the new starter gets hear..

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It always better to start with the easy checks.
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