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Engine will not start in 1996 dodge ram

I have checked or replaced the starter, starter relay, and ignition switch. Battery is good shows 13amps when checked. battery and starter connections are both good. when i turn the key to start all the cluster lights appear and you can hear the starter selonoid moving. The key did lock up on me and i had to force the key through to start the engine. next time i tried to start it. i got nothing. won't turn over at all. I can't think of what else it could be.

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    I have a 2008 ram 1500. I usually start my pickup remotely but it would not turn over remotely. It turns over with the key but does not start. The check engine light stays on all the time when the ignition switch is on.

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Check the adjustment on the switch rod try to start the engine by removing the rod and moving the ignition switch with a tool sounds like the rack in the column has slipped

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