No start no crank 02 Savana 5.7
I was called out on a No crank / no start problem from a good customer. He said this is the second time he loaded and reloaded the products in another vehicle. This customer has some unusual problems and is pretty good at fixing them as he has had a lot of experience. I arrived and twisted the key.
The first thing I herd was a light click at the starter like a relay click no louder and second the door locks cycled third I herd the fuel pump run. I smiled as this on will be easy. I checked the fuses and all were ok. I herd the starter click so I had him hold the key to start as I plugged in the volt meter and had him cycle the key a couple of times.
Every time was the same, I got battery voltage then .000 no voltage. I was on the PPL wire to the solenoid as it was still attached to the starter.
I jumpier the starter relay and nothing but a little click from the starter. I pulled the starter off and it tested excellent. He has told me he replaced the starter and relay a few months back. I reinstalled the starter and went to put back the starter shield that is a clip on type when I noticed burnt marks on the shield that went around the starter solenoid connection PPL wire. I started laughing and he thought I was crazy as I picked up my tools.
I broke the ear of the shield and reinstalled it and told him we were done.... lowering the jack.
He asked what now. It is ready to go I told him still laughing. I just cant explain why the fuse didn't blow with an almost direct short .
Life is good...