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The car want crank or do nothing

It want do nothing when we turn the key the battery is good

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Probably a safety lock-out. There is a safety switch on the brake pedal lever which gives a signal to a safety lock-out. Check your brake lights.

Often the drivers feet hit this switch and either break it or move it out of position.

Posted on Mar 29, 2014

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SOURCE: my car wont crank, replaced solinoid and starter

Heres a good test to test the solenoid and the starter, make sure the car is in park and turn the key on, using a screw driver jump the solenoid and see if it spins the engine or clicks, if you look at the solenoid you will see a small wire and the two connections for battery cables,locate the connection that the battery goes to ,the other big connection will be the cable to starter, take the battery connection and jump it to the small wire connection, if it clicks then you must have a bad starter or bad connection at the starter, also another test is to turn the headlights on and try to start the car while someone watches the lights, if the lights go out then you have a bad connection at battery or the ground to engine. start with these tests and let me know what happens, good luck.

Posted on Mar 05, 2011

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so bad transmission park neutral switch called the KEY line.




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