In Reply to: Professional Needed for starting dilemma posted by Blue 02 on December 22, 1999 at 01:01:29:
If you bridge the two posts on the starter and the starter works then the problem is not with the starter.2002s for the most part have only one relay for the starter, that is the solenoid that is on the starter( where all the electrical connections are).In some cases,like the automatic 2002 there is a relay in line with the black wire (that goes from the ignition switch to the solenoid) that stops the car from starting in gear.
I would get a test light or a volt meter and hook it up to the black wire at the starter solenoid and try to start the car. If you have approx. 12 volts(or the test light lights) at that wire then the starter switch and wiring is fine, the problem lies in the starter, positive battery cable or the negative cable(from engine to battery).If no voltage is present, then it is a problem with the wiring or ignition switch . Also if your car has an alarm sometimes there is a relay in line with the ignition switch power so that the car is unable to start.
hope this helps,