Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Eastern ON Canada
Car: 07 OBW 2.5i D-4AT
Feedback Score: 7 reviews
Is the car automatic or manual transmission, and, does the car have keyless entry and/or the security system? These can affect the starting circuit. See attached wiring diagram from 1999, but the 98 should be similar, if not exactly the same.
There's a single wire push-on connector at the starter solenoid. This should normally have 12 V on it when the key is turned to Start. The inhibitor switch, interrupt relay, starter interlock relay and clutch switch (depending on what the car has) can prevent the 12 V from getting to the solenoid, thereby not engaging the starter.