IMHO, neutral start safety switch is hosed or out of adjustment. If
there is also a brake pedal position sensor, that could be dead or
maladjusted as well. If you can figure out where those are, you could
jumper past them to get it started, and drive it to the garage that
changed the cable. Those are the people I would, ahem, 'talk' to first.
Sounds like they did a slapdash job for you, instead of checking all
standard disclaimer- I am not a mechanic, but have oft been left
bow-legged by them in the past. Ya learn a little along the way. And
what the other guy said about rec.autos.tech is true, too. I'd ask over
I sent a procedure to check and start the vehicle but it has not
shown up on the list (at least not on my machine).
AS A MECHANIC I would check it in the following way:
Locate the starter. Find the 2 wires connected to the starter - one
big and one small. Check to be sure there is power on the big cable.
Then check to be sure there is power on the little wire when the
starter switch is in the start position.
If there is no power on the little wire in the crank position, you
have a starter switch or wiring problem. With the vehicle in park and
the key on, jump the little wire to the big wire and the engine will
crank and start so you can take it to the repair shop.
If there is power at both wires and the starter does not turn, the
starter is FUBAR
Most shops guarantee their work for at least 30 days. Maybe they will
tow it for free. Or, buy a AAA policy, then call them. Or, check it
out yourself as per instructions from these guys. Or, get a shade tree
off of craigslist to come to your house and fix it.
Hank <~~~~ out of suggestions now :-)
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