Have 89 corvette that wont start. Replaced starter relay still won't start. Jumped2 wires at relay junction starter does work . What else do i need to check?

Mike Yingling

Asked by Jan 16, 2016 at 10:22 AM about the 1989 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Either a fuse, or possible ignition switch.

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Kelly Mayo

is there any power to the starter???

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Mike Yingling

Yes got it to start again then when i shut it off retried it nothing


So what are you going to do to fix it? If the ignition switch is bad, and maybe just an adjustment on the metal rod that runs to it, this would be why there is no power getting to the starter.

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Ignition switch!


Thank you. Have fun with that thing.

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John Carson

When you turn the switch, does the motor turn over? If not, you said it starts with a jump? or how did you get it started? Several things can be the problem. One is the ignition switch itself. Another could be erosion on the wire connections, or lose wires. Low battery or dead cylinder not allowing enough amps to let the computer start the can. You touched wires and got the spark test working. Was it at the starter with the switch on to the start position? If you have spark at the starter when you turn on the start switch, you need to check the starter itself. If a jump start allowed it to turn over the engine via starter, it may be a bad or low battery. Like I said, several things all need to be good to get it to work. Process of elimination.

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