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Check starter good , battery good , no power on yellow wire going to starter
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you have power then starter is good place to start checking. it sounds like a pain but , the safest wat to prevent damage is to remove starter and take to parts store,< one that will test parts > they can tell you if it's good or bad. If it is then you have it out and you are at place to get new one,< besides they ask for old one in exchange anyway>,also there is a starter relay located in service box in engine compartment,< in this box," fuse box next to battery"'is a starter relay remove it and take with you, if starter and relay are good then the ignition is the next step. Although you put the key in on column the ignition is actualy halfway down column< to get to it you have to remove cover from underside of column> the key actuates a rod to this engaging switch by pushing, < check that this is happening properly > it can fail causing nothing to starter,< if starter is good then unless something has been altered then most likely cause.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
Battery may be good but the termanals may need to be clean of corrosion. This means scraping the inside of the cable ends as well as cleaning the posts. Also remove the cable ends that connect to thecables and clean the cable copper and inside of ends. Just because you have dash lights does not mean enough juice is there for the starting. Let me know how it turns out. I hope this helps< The Raz
Posted on Apr 16, 2010
Sounds like there's a grounded wire somewhere between the ignition switch and the solenoid. When you bypass the switch with the screwdriver you don't ground out the line, but with the switch the ground shorts the circuit, blows the fuse, and then won't start the engine.
Posted on Apr 18, 2010
Check your manual if you have it. I believe you need to have the key in the ignition in the ON position for about 10 minutes to reset the security system.
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
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