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Start-up problem with '98 Explorer

My car wouldn't start, so I tried jumping it, which didn't work. There was definitely electricity getting to the battery as I could see sparks when the clips were touched to the battery. It doesn't seem to be a problem with battery power since the headlights, dashlight and even the radio works fine.
When I turn the key, there is just no response, no sound whatsoever. It doesn't turn over or catch anything, just dead silence.
I'm thinking that there's just an issue with the electricity geting to the start up, any suggestions?

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  • The_Detailer Mar 31, 2009

    After it runs a while..... it has to sit and "cool off" before it will start again

  • martin_goint May 03, 2009

    have 1990 gmc sierra 5.7 only headlights and interior lights come on power window and dashboard don't have and power and engine not turning over.. need help...thanks

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Starting circuitry includes key battery and starter..wiring to and from each

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