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Starter has power to it but has some problem from the key to the starter Does this model have a relay or something?

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Yes this model does have a relay but first they are other areas needing checked . Put the car in neutral - Does it crank if it does you have a bad neutral safety switch . If it does'nt crank you need to get a test light & check for power on the purple wire connecting to the back of the starter solenoid just below the main battery cable . Purple wire will be hot when key in start position - if test light glows the starter is bad if not check for a bad starter relay in power distribution box somewere around the battery

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Check the neutral safety switch,if it is o k,then replace the ignition switch,Not the key cylinder,but the electrical part.

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