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1988 Doge Ram150 will not turn over.

Battery good. Cables good.Starter good. Wiring seems OK.
Put key in and nothing happens. No clicking sounds, nothing.
Is there a spark igniter with this truck? Could this be the problem? If so where is it located? Description would be helpful. HELP!!!!!!!

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Sounds like the electrical portion of your ignition switch located on steering column above brake pedal

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