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93 Del Sol 1.6 no crank

 
Old 04-07-2019, 03:23 PM
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Our 93 Del Sol was working fine yesterday. Today the starter motor won't run when the key is used. Starter does work if the solenoid is jumpered which shows that the starter and battery are good. I've tried jumpering the 2 switches on the clutch pedal (since I didn't know which one was the starter safety switch) and checked the 7.5 amp fuse marked starter. We hear the fuel pump run momentarily and the radio quits when the key turned to start but the dash lights stay at normal brightness.

Is there a relay that the starter switch goes through before getting to the solenoid? Maybe a common connection issue that I can check?

Thanks for your help. You were a big help the last time I asked for help which led us to replace the distributer to make the engine run.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:38 AM
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Default Re: 93 Del Sol 1.6 no crank

i had the same issue on my 94
i would check the distributor cap or the ignition
even though the starter works when you jump it thats because your force starting it
because if it doesnt start with the key your starter can still be the problem i would replace the starter
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: 93 Del Sol 1.6 no crank

Originally Posted by loudmike View Post
i would check the distributor cap or the ignition
Neither of these would prevent the starter from running when turning the ignition switch to start.

If you have a facotry shop manual (FSM) / Helm manual, follow the instructions to troubleshoot your ignition switch. My money is that's where the issue lies. I believe some folks have taken the switch apart, cleaned, reinstalled, and it worked (if you don't want to spend the money on a replacement).
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:20 PM
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Default Re: 93 Del Sol 1.6 no crank

Had similar problem 4mths ago, I would turn the key and nothing happens no fuel pump prime, no dash light and no crank. So I took the ignition apart cleaned the contact points with alcohol wipe and let dry then put it together and started right up.

my guess is one of contact point on the ignition is bad and not making contact.

try taking apart and check broken solder points or cleaning it and see if that works. Then order a new ignition switch.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:42 AM
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Default Re: 93 Del Sol 1.6 no crank

Thanks for all of your suggestions. The problem turned out to be the plastic stopper that keeps the neutral safety switch's plunger from hitting the plate at the top of the clutch pedal. It is ridiculously hard to get to. There is not enough room for fingers to put it in place. You can't see where it belongs with the clutch pedal released and there is no room to install it with the pedal pressed to the floor. Once in place the starting system started functioning properly again.

In my OP I said that I jumpered the connector to the switch. I must not have done that properly. I'm sure that was because the wires are short and there isn't enough room to get both hands up there to make sure that the jumper wires were correctly inserted.

A package of 2 stoppers for around $8.00 at Advance or AutoZone fixed both the starter issue and also the cruise control since its stopper was also missing.
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:22 AM
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Glad you got it fixed. This happened on my wife's Accord a couple of weeks ago and I agree, it's tough to get to. I still haven't replaced the stopper, and still have the jumper in place. How did you end up getting it in place?
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Old 04-18-2019, 10:32 AM
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Default Re: 93 Del Sol 1.6 no crank

After a lot of searching on You Tube I found a video where a guy used a pair of wooden chop sticks to get it into position with the pedal pressed about half way. Then press the pedal to the floor to get it to snap into place.

Actually, my grandson got it into place after I told him how to do it. My bifocals wouldn't allow me to focus at that distance while l was on my back.

Also, if your brake lights are on all the time and won't turn off, the same part might have broken off of the brake pedal but that one is much easier to replace.
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Old 04-18-2019, 11:57 AM
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I hate those little rubber stoppers... they always break at the worst time...
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