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Tons of possibilities. If the engine does not turn, try turning on the headlamps, then crank it and see if the lights dim way down or go out. If they dim, probably have a bad connection at the battery terminals. If no dimming and no click from the solenoid, could be a blown fusible link, bad solenoid, bad ignition switch, bad neutral safety switch. If it clicks and lights dim, replace solenoid.
Posted on Apr 17, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
check to see if the starter itself is getting a signal to crank. youll need to use a test light and have someone else try to start the vehicle, while you probe the wire to the starter to see if it is getting power. if not, check the starter fuse to make sure its not blown, as well as the starter relay to make sure that is good too (very common on gm's for bad relays) if the fuse and relay are good, but your not getting signal, it is an ignition switch problem.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
Starters don't click.
So remove push-on connector from Solenoid wire.
Should be clean, secure & relay bracket grounded.
Connect a jumper wire between battery positive terminal & the exposed terminal on the solenoid.
If starter motor now operates then it's the ignition switch.
If starter motor does not operate then replace solenoid.
Posted on Nov 07, 2009
Check the neutral safety switch, your vehicle should have it mounted on the steering colum. A purple wire runs to this switch from the starter and a yellow wire runs from the neutral switch to your ignition.
Posted on Jul 08, 2010
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