Check your battery cables,, they are probably loose or corroded. Side mount batteries that hold multiple cables have this problem that occurs over an extended period of time. Cleaning the connections and retightening the hold down bolt may fix it. Sometimes a 3/8 bolt and a washer with a nut can be used to get
a more positive holding force to keep the cable tight.
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fuss ok? how about fuse link ?any light in cluster?
when you turn ignition key to ''on'' position your dash lights should come on like engine , air bag , brake, etc and should turn off in few seconds if they dont come on, check the fuse panel for blown fusses. also check them for power with key on most of them should have power except a few that only power up when the engine cranks or runs. the fuss links are special pieces of cable that feed the susses they're designed to break when overheated and are on the positive battery cable in the starter side end .
if the lights in the dash work as noted the security system may be active .
see if you can turn the motor with a ratchet or breaker bar and socket, if you cannot turn it relatively easy you may have a locked up engine, if you can turn it then replace the starter anyway, bench testing is not an accurate way of telling what a component will do when installed in the vehicle. the louder the "clunk" the higher the likelyhood of the locked up motor
If you don`t have any lights on in the instrument panel then try getting a jump start.If it starts then have your battery and charging system checked.If you do have lights in the I.P.then make sure your getting power to the starter.Good luck.
turn off radio.disconnect the battery negative cable.safely raise and support vechicle on jack stands.on level and solid ground.then remove.fly wheel shield.label and disconnect the electrical connectors from starter.remove the starter to engine bolts and the starter.NOTE the 4.9L ENGINE YOU HAVE TO REMOVE THE STARTER MOTOR SHIELD AND THE EXHAUST FRONT AND REAR PIPE ASSEMBLY.THEN VISA VERSA.INSTALL NEW STARTER.SHIM IF NECESSARY.