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92 lumina apv van

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03-11-05, 01:27 PM   #1  
chuck_ rogers
92 lumina apv van

i had a starter wire short out and burn in two. replaced the starter and the wire but now the engine starts, But dies as soon as you let the key go when starting. Can anyone help me with this

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03-11-05, 02:37 PM   #2  
which wire burnt into if it was a fusible link it may have burnt into again as this doesnt supply power to the starter check with a voltmeter or test light or pull on the fusible links if they pull apart there is a open in the wire.
also turn your key on and see if anything else isnt working such as dash lights or accesories could also be ignition switch problem.

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03-11-05, 09:25 PM   #3  
Turn the key to run and see if you can hear the fuel pump. If not, check the ignition switch. If you want, disconnect the starter, turn the key to start. You should be able to hear the fuel pump for sure.
Or, you could check for voltage going to the fuel pump relay. You should have voltage when the key is at start or run. One wire comes from the battery and always has voltage. You might only be getting voltage to the relay when the key in in the start position due to a bad ignition switch.

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