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dkim1985
07-02-2013, 05:00 PM
So I have a 91 s13 with KA24DE.

This is only occasionally, not always.
When i put the key to acc or on, everything works.
Then when i try to turn the engine on, i hear nothing.
..all electricals are still working.. just no crank.

I'd just take the key out, wait a sec, put it back in and it'll work. (sometimes after a few tries)

OR...i'd turn the key to start the engine..and it'll lag a second or two and then crank.
Once it cranks, no problem starting.

ideas?

DJ-of-E
07-02-2013, 07:11 PM
For Manual,

Try holding down the key down first and then step on the clutch.

Possibilities are as follows -

You "should" hear some sort of click on the right side from your perspective inside the car. This means the switch behind the clutch is working, but something wrong with either start or electrical grounding is bad and not having the starter to start.

If you do not hear a click on the right side (not the click behind the clutch pedal), that means the switch behind the clutch pedal is going back and you need to replace it.