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No-start condition, starter & ign switch ok

Key in on/run position, fuel pump primes and all accessories work. Turn to start, no reaction from starter. Currently I start it by shorting the battery terminal on the starter to the solenoid terminal, fires right up, so that tells me the starter is fine. (Right?) Tried a new ignition switch but it does the same as the old one.
Do I look for an open in the wire from the switch to the starter? Do I replace the park/neutral switch?
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Yes the park neutral sounds like where your problem is
you could use a test light to check .

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