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Vehicle won't start, power doors won't work

I don't know if this is relevant, but I had the trans replaced last week on this vehicle, and now my wife came out from a store and it wouldn't start. We had someone come out and try to jump it with no luck, so they towed it home for me to look at since we just spent $1300 for the trans. When trying to start it the dash lights come on and you hear the starter relay in the fuse box under the hood, and when you first try to start it you hear a very faint flutter of what sounds like a starter solenoid for a fow seconds. The side power doors also won't work now, and when you turn the innition on, all of the lighted gear positions have a lit box aound then that doesn't go away. I cleaned the terminals and tried another battery that I know is good. The tow truck driver said that it's the starter, but it's too cold for me to want to trouble shoot on a hunch.

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Steve Burns

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When my starter on my 98 van died, it went without warning. I suspect that is what is happening here. If your lights are working and other than the doors, everything else is in order, I think that is your culprit. I don't have my manual here to look at how to test it without pulling it off. I can check that tonight. I'm on the west coast so it will be awhile.

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