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Car won't start. starter doesn't click, I can't get it to start by jumping the starter. the starter is getting power from battery but not from ignition. what could be wrong?

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The problem is the passkey security system has locked the starter out out, try this procedure, if this doesn't work u will need to have the dealer test the system.

PASSKEY LOCKOUT RESET GM CARS 1999 UP
1) Put the key in the ignition and turn to the "ON" position. Leave it that way for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes turn the key and take it out. Repeat this process (2) more times (3 times, 30 minutes total) This should reset the passlock system to recognize your key.

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Could be the starter relay.solenoid, or a faulty ignition system its self

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SOURCE: battery dead for year,wont turn over and starter clicks.2004 s55

you have to recharge the battery just a jump start
wont be enough.slow charge be better <trikelcharge>

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SOURCE: WON`T START 2000 FORD IS IT BATTERY??

sounds like you need to have the battery checked,this is most likely cause of your problem

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SOURCE: 2004 A 8L won"t start

starter wont click because there's not enough "juice" to turn it over. this isnt because of the battery as you have just replaced it. it is due to a bad alternator recharging the battery as you drive. if it were only a fuse it would be the solenoid in the starter. but if it had started after you installed the battery then its not the solenoid. solution: buy a refurbished alternator and

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SOURCE: Car will not start, just makes a clicking sound.

if when you jump it starts its your batt if if keeps dying it your alternator the clicking sound is your statrer which means thats good try the batt when you buy a new one it will have a warranty soo if it dies because the alt you will get a new one batt for free (the alt charges the batt)

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SOURCE: 98 chevy cavalier 2.2....replaced starter...car

Sounds like bad battery cables and/or ignition switch. I would clean battery cables thoroughly with wire brush especially the bottom end since they're exposed to road grime, etc... Also check to make sure you put small wires on solenoid on correctly. I've seen people get them reversed because they're looking at them upside down when attaching from under car. More than likely it's those small wires on solenoid.

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Dangerous practice to try & jump a dead battery

The battery cables could be loose at either end or corroded internally

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