Everything electrical works when key is on, but starter will not engage when key is turned to that position. there is clicking noise in the power distribution box. but nothing. is there wiring under the battery box from the distribution box? thanks, Gerald
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your anti theft device is activated,you need to lock and unlock your doors a couple times with the key fob,not the key,and then you need to put the key in the ignition and start it,if you dont have your key fob,call your car dealer to get a new one,they are programmed for each car only,you cannot bypass it.
sounds like you need a new ignition, reason nothing works cause once it doese turn over n starts the car the tumbler is stick in the starting position jus not far enough to keep the starter engaged but far enough the it still trying to go trough the start process which cuts the power to everything else till the ignition returns to the on postion
did you try jus turning the ignition far enough to when the starter engages jus let go of it so the car doesnt start and see if everything else still doesnt work if it dont i belive its the igniton
also with out starting it or engaging the starter as in just turning the key on to get power does anything work?
That symptom usually means the solenoid on the starter is bad and no longer is completing the circuit to engage the starter. A new starter will likely solve that issue.
A series of rapid clicks would indicate a week battery.
You can try repeatedly turning the key to the start position rapidly, sometimes the starter wil start working.
You can also try tapping the starter while somebody holds the key in the start position, if the starter engages place it.
The only way to verify if a battery is good is by a load test, but...a volt meter will also give you a good idea. If you have a failing starter, the solenoid will click instead of engaging. You can tell by testing voltage with a meter. You have two wire going to the starter. The large one is from the battery, and the voltage should be the same as the battery, as it is there all of the time. The second and smaller wire gets positive volts only when you turn the key to "start" the engine. If you have these, the starter is the issue.
does this van have one of those starter keys below the steering wheel under the dash?
if so the plug is out or not all the way in.
other wise you will need to jump start test the starter manualy down on the starter itself.
there is one small gauge wire going to the starter and and large gauge wire coming from the battery .unplug the small one and put a test light on the wire and turn the key to test for power.then test at the starter turn key off .
now cross the little side to the big side on the starter .there will be a spark but this should cause the starter to engage if its working ok.
using a few of these tests should fix this one ok.
if you dont turn the key off when testing the starter the only thing that will happen is the engine may start running on you.
make sure the brake is on and in park.