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My 1985 corvette has power to dashboard and lights but when trying to crank nothing happens no clicking or nothing what could be wrong?

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Kenneth, Seized solenoid/starter, bad fuse /relay,theft deterent engaged,etc,etc.
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Posted on Feb 14, 2016

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    links were very good,Locate the starter motor, which is close to the firewall on the passenger side of the engine and looks like two cylindrical pieces joined together. The starter on the 1985 Corvette is hidden, looking from underneath the vehicle, by the flywheel cover. If you are still having difficulty finding the starter, trace the positive battery cable, which also splits and leads to the alternator, from the battery to the starter.

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SOURCE: 1985 corvette horns...

Have you tried replacing the horns themselves? Have you checked all the fuses relating to the horns? Relay? Maybe its the horn button itself? Hope this helps.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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SOURCE: When cold RPM's very about 300 to 500 if I try and

I think I'd be looking at the coolant temperature sensor. It supplies info regarding engine temperature, thus regulates fuel accordingly. If it tells PCM, that engine is already warm, when still cold, it can cause those conditions as well as others.

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SOURCE: turn key nothing happens no clicking noises

Starter, altinator

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: starter clicks when trying to crank...now nothing.

Check your battery cable running to your stater solenoid and to the starter, check the connections good. Also check you ground wire for good connection

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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