starting porblems

hello i am having problems with starting my car. i have a 1987 pontiac firebird the interior has been gutted. i have power to everywhere but i can not start the car. im thinking that the is a safety switch in
the center consol that might need to be connected. is there anybody that can help me. thanks joe
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On Feb 4, 5:18 pm, c_tree snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

Did it run before?
Does the engine crank and not start, or not crank at all?
How much of the interior is removed?
Automatic or manual transmission?
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On Feb 5, 12:08 pm, The Reverend Natural Light

hey i just bought is and he said that it rand beaytiful before..170 000km, no it doesnt even crank but i have full power to the rest of the car. everything but the dash is out. the car in an automatic and the shifter and e brake are still in.
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neutral safety switch? Prevents the car from cranking unless it is in park or neutral...
Do other things come on when you turn the ignition switch to "run"?
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On Feb 5, 5:56 pm, c_tree snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

With the carpet missing it would have been really easy to knock the plug loose from the neutral safety switch. Definitely start there. Is it plugged in? Will the engine crank in neutral instead of park? Do you know what the neutral safety switch is?
If it's still plugged in, what happens when you turn the key from off to on? Dash lights? Check engine light? Does the fuel pump cycle? Check it out and tell us everything you see.
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wrote:

hey guys thanks for the tips, i actually found some of the problems that you guys listed before i checked the mail. i got the safety switch on the bottom of the e brake is there and other ones around the shifter that i should know of? but i am pretty sure i found out the problem. i led it to bed the starter i will explain. The car has total power when i turn the key to on. full dash lights power to trunk switch i have heater motor and A/C. So i tried to jump the starter from underneath but all i got was a very small click. so i tapped the starter witch a ratched tried jumping it again and the solenoid hit but didnt spin the shaft. tried it again and nothing. so i took the starter out tested it and the starter is either frozen or just broke. just waiting on another starter. would love to hear your opinions. thanks joe
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On Feb 7, 9:38 pm, c_tree snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

Sounds like you're on the right track.
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