Right now, 1 out of every 3 attempts at starting this car results in the starter motor not turning over. When it does turn over, the engine fires up just fine. Tried putting the transmission range switch in Neutral and it makes no difference. In neutral or park, when the starter does not run and with the volt meter on the starter solenoid terminal there is no 12 volts . Looking at the electrical diagram of the starting system, it appears that I have a bad ignition switch or bad starter cut relay. I think I will opt for the starter cut relay first because the ignition switch seems like a daunting task. But I don’t know where this relay is located. Did some research on the web and it seems it should be near the fuse block which is located under the dash on the left hand side of the drivers position. I see the fuse block and above it is a 1 x 2 inch gray block that looks like it could be the relay in question. I can just reach it but can’t seem to pull it out. If someone can confirm that this is indeed the relay, and tell me how to get it out, I can bench test it.
BTW, I don’t think I would want to be an auto tech today… everything is just too crammed in!!!
I hope someone can help me, I would appreciate it very much! Thanks!