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Ignition on lights working power to starter engine will not turn over

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Check your battery. The starter takes much more power than headlights. If it still does nothing, and the neutral safety switch is okay, it may be your starter jammed in the ring gear, or just a bad solenoid, or starter.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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What about with the key in the on position -do the warning lights and gauges turn on? That would mean the ignition switch has power and can turn on.
Any theft alarm activated, immobilizing the car?
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