You'll need to pull the steering wheel, but that involves messing with the air-bag. If you haven't been trained, don't do it! Air bags are very sensitive and can go off without warning when they are out of circuit. Your efforts to save a few dollars could result in a very expensive repair and possibly injury or death. For this particular problem, you should take it to a professional. Ummm... a 1977 Chevrolet Impala doesn't have an airbag. Please wake up.
It is false that the stat ignition switch position only activates the starter motor.
Check the neutral safety switch on the shifter. If you place the shifter into neutral or push the shifter harder into the park position, this may change the switch position to allow it to start. There is a recall on the grand Cherokees for this switch.AnswerIgnition switch or starter.
No. The relay is what actuates the starter motor, whenn you turn the key to the start position.
if the starter is not spinning and the truck motor is running
The pnp switch is short for Park/Neutral Switch. Its pretty much the middle man between the ignition switch and the starter. It only allows the current from the ignition switch to reach the starter if the vehicle is in park or neutral. Its usually connected to the shifter. Allow me to correct myself on the first answer. If the shifter is on the column it will be located in the column region. If shifters on the floor its under the vehicle and connected to the shifter.
the ignition actuator is broken, you can turn off the "battery power" by the the ignition actuator rod that leads to the ignition switch, it runs along the top of the steering column under the dash, locate it and pull it towards the steering wheel, this should shut off the power. or you can unhook you battery, but either way you will have to replace the actuator.
that whole question does not make sence, closest answer is the solenoid on the starter.
Under shifter boot or housing. It detects position of shifter so you can only engage starter in neutral.
Could be a faulty ground wire. Not very rare to happen
If this is an automatic transmission, it might be the shifter interlock that only allows the starter to work when in Park or Neutral. If the switch built into the shifter isn't making proper contact, it won't turn over. If the contacts are loose, you can try pushing the shift lever to the right to see if you can force contact. This worked for me until I rebuilt the switch. Well it could be a few things, Is your battery still good? Did you blow the starter fuse and there should be a starter relay as well. Good luck
Bad neutral or clutch safety switch? Bad starter? bad starter solenoid?
The ignition starter has nothing to do with performance. It just starts the engine.
Try replacing the ignition solenoid. It sounds like yours may be stuck in the start position.
your ignition switch is hanging up in the crank position.
Yes. Starter, fuel, ignition, computer, etc.Yes. Starter, fuel, ignition, computer, etc.
ignition starter switch
need to change ignition switch
The small purple wire on the "S" terminal of an older GM vehicle starter would lead to the ignition switch. With the key in the start (crank) position, the purple wire signals the starter solenoid to engage the starter.
This could be a bad ignition switch, ignition relay, or ignition fuse.
If the starter is whining while the engine is running at an idle you have a problem with the ignition switch or the starter solenoid is stuck. The starter should not be engaged while the engine is running unless you are holding the key over on the start position.
First, make sure your all of your electrical connections and fuses are good. (battery cables are not corroded and cable to starter and ground are good) If they are good, it sounds like you either have a bad ignition switch or starter. You might try having someone turn the ignition switch to start position while using a multi-tester to see if you are getting power to the starter. If you are getting power to the starter, and it won't engage, chances are you need a new starter. If you do not have power to the starter, you might have a bad ignition switch. In certain circumstances you might try tapping on the starter with a hammer while someone is turning the ignition switch to see if it will engage. If it will, I would look to a bad starter. I have found that a majority of the time, a starter is the problem, not the ignition switch. Hope this helps.
I assume that you mean the ignition OFF position. Or do you mean the starter moter keeps turning in the ON position rather than just the START position. This may be a possible wiring fault. If the wires became overheated and melted through the insualtion, the START bare wire may be touching the IGN/ON bare wire. Cheers Malcolm
its either the starter or your ignition
It is probably caused by the ignition switch internals shifting (I had a similar problem before) and it turned out to be the ignition switch)
NO, they are not.