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I have been enjoying my 911sc as a daily driver all week, drives great.
2 days ago, i parked the car in my garage and now it wont start.
The battery is good, i cleaned the contacts and terminal.

When i turn the key, i dont hear the relay switch on, but do hear the fuel pump.
I think it’s something to do with the wiring connectivity or starter/selenoid issue.

Unfortunately i live in the city, dont have the tools or skills for that matter to diagnose the starter and track the wiring issue

Any local pelicans that can assist? I would hate to tow the car for probably i minor issue

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Where in the city?
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Get under and check the wiring to the starter, if all looks good, take a hammer and whack the starter a few times.
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lada03, where in the city are you? I'm in Avondale.
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The starter does not crank over but you have appropriate voltage? Most likely a bad starter.
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I have had this occur when the ground strap between the chassis and tranny is not providing a good ground.

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I have had this occur when the ground strap between the chassis and tranny is not providing a good ground.

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+1 Also, thoroughly clean the battery terminals. They can look fine, but have hidden corrosion.
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If you don't have sufficient amps through the + cable and grounds, you can still have voltage that doesn't do much to operate the solenoid. Remove the + clamp and the red wires and squeeze the factory crimp with some big visegrips. Fixed the same issue last week by doing that.
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The battery is good, i cleaned the contacts and terminal.
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How do you know that ?
Jumper cables, or call AAA and they will test the battery for you, if you don't have them.
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Where in the city?
Im on western and division (whicker park area)

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How do you know that ?
Jumper cables, or call AAA and they will test the battery for you, if you don't have them.
I have a multi meter and the battery showes 12.78 (not cranking)

When cranking, it was very low.. just fuel pump running

I dont hear a relay click on, i think the issue is wirh selenoid/starter or maybe ignition switch?
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Whicker park/ukr village border
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I have had this occur when the ground strap between the chassis and tranny is not providing a good ground.

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Yes from research also a posibility.

Need to jack up the car, dont feel comfortable doing it myself
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That would be great.

My other option is towing it to midwest performance. But im sure its a minor thing, and guy that know what to look for will figure it out quickly
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Stick a fat pin into the yellow wire at the ignition switch and give it 12V. If the starter works then, it's switch related. If not, bad grounds or what I posted in post #10. Could alway be the starter of course, but do the checks first before spending money on a starter.
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Can you disgnose the starter/selenoid by lifting the car from the driver side or the rear?

I think the starter is on the right side, unfortunately i may not have enough room to jack it up.. too close to the wall



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Stick a fat pin into the yellow wire at the ignition switch and give it 12V. If the starter works then, it's switch related. If not, bad grounds or what I posted in post #10. Could alway be the starter of course, but do the checks first before spending money on a starter.
Can i buy you a plane ticket to fly out here? )

You would figure it our quickly. I just dont have the knowledge to do the diagnostics
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If anyone has time to help me out over the next few days, i would really appreciate it


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