Battery charged. Terminals and distribution box clean. Turn the key and all the dash lights come on. Turn key all the way to start and nothing happens. No power drain when the key is turned. Fuses OK as is the starter relay in the dist. box.
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Re: 96 Voyager won't start
Then the next thing to check is the starter itself, are you hearing any popping noises from the base of the motor? The starter should not be hard to change. Once you pull it out you can take it to the autozone and they can test it for you. The starter solenoid may be bad also, but these are normally attached to the starter. I hope this helps give you some insight.
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Does your key switch work good? Do the warning lights and gauges on the dash all turn on with key in on? That verifies the ignition switch has power. If not, check fuse #9 in the Power Distribution Center (under the hood). It is a 30 amp fuse, providing power to the switch.
Are the battery cables clean and tightly connected at the battery and starter and the battery ground connection?
There is an Engine Starter Motor relay in the Power Distribution Center, the only thing between the ignition switch and the starter. With key in start, power is sent from the switch to this relay, and if relay is activated by the PCM (engine computer), then power goes on to the starter solenoid on the starter, and starter should then operate and crank the engine. If you have a voltmeter, you could do some tests for power at the terminals the relay plugs into. There are only 4 terminals. Post back with comments, or if you need help with testing those terminals.
well first thing to check is the battery working. turn the headlights on. do they light up bright. dim would me you need to charge it or replace it. if that's not the issue the starter will go and that makes the engine turn over when you use the key. the igniton or shifter could be another problem try starting it in neutral if you suspect the shifter cable. my guess is the battery. or the connection for the cables to the battery. but need to check and test stuff
Start by removing battery terminals and scraping/cleaning the terminals and connectors thoroughly. Put it back together and try your luck. Some folks like to soak in coca cola since that is all that coke is good for.
No headlights, horn, or brake lights? I would expect nothing at the ignition switch, either, then? No warning lights or gauges with key on?
Any chance the battery is discharged? It would have to be very low or dead if connections are clean and tight. Inspect the cables, take them off and clean the terminals of corrosion, tighten them down good. Check the ground where it bolts to metal-if not a good ground, power will not flow. From the battery, power is sent through fuse links and maxi fuses in the power distribution box, to distribute power through all the car's circuits. Either a fuse link or a maxi fuse will send power to the ignition switch. Another will send power to the headlight switch, and another will send power to the fuse panel under the dash, powering those fuses that are hot at all times (like the brake lights and horn). It sounds like your power is not getting from the battery to the power distribution box, if just nothing works. Bad battery or bad connection, possibly.
Nothing works? How about the headlights, do they work? If yes, then start checking all fuses in the Power Distribution Center or Box under the hood. If no, then look for a bad maxi-fuse in the PDC, and check for a bad fusible link between the battery and the PDC. The battery positive cable goes to the starter, but a pigtail lead off the positive would go to the PDC, to distribute power to all the various circuits on the car. When you turn the key to on, does the dash light up? If yes, at least power is getting to, and going through the ignition switch. One could then check for power on the starter solenoid wire when key was held in crank or start position. If nothing when turning key to on-no dash lights, nothing-then check for an ignition fuse in the PDC. If fuse is good check for power being available at the ignition switch connector. If no power there, check wiring between PDC and the ignition switch-if power is up to the switch, but nothing happens with key on, no dash or warning lights, then could have a bad ignition switch. It just sounds like a maxi-fuse has blown, or a bad fusible link. Good luck.
Have you cleaned the battery terminals? You may also have a sticking starter selonoid. Tap it lightly with a screwdriver handle or small wooden mallet. If this doesn't work you may have to replace the starter after cleaning all the starter connections. It could also be the starter relay. Have it checked out first. Good luck!