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Starter will not turn with ignition key

When you turn the ignition key the starter will not turn. If you hot jump from the battery to the solenoid, the starter will turn just fine. Is there something that can block the signal from the key to the solenoid?

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Some are fused and has relay. check fuse and relays. replace with the same type, you could try to interchange the relays if they are of the same type.

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I have a 95 chevy lumina car and it will not start from the ignition if u start it from the cilinoid it will turn over but not start

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