Originally Posted by dvdrose18
let me get this straight. when do you have the voltage at the starter, all the time, or when it is turned to start? Where did you measure this voltage? When you replaced the starter, did that include the relay? if you were to apply 12 volts directly to the starter with jumper cables, will it turn? Unless there is a problem with the new starter, if there is power to it, it should turn, at least until it engages the engine. If the engine is seized, it might not be able to turn the engine over, but you should hear the starter start to turn a little bit, and you should see some drop in voltage when the key is turned to start.
1) 12 volts is at the starter at all times.
2) I measured the voltage at the post on the starter that is connected to the battery.
3) The relay is in the fusebox on the passenger side wheel well. I switched the relay with several others that are the same and had the same results.
4) There is 12 volts at starter at all times. There is also an internal solenoid in this starter with a wire that I think is going back to the relay in the fuse box.
5) I do not hear the starter engaging at all. In the fuse box I can hear the fuel pump relay engage but not the starter relay. I swapped relays and still the same thing.
I am guessing the ignition switch is controlling the starter relay, but I don't have a wiring diagram. Does this sound like a possibility?