nice question and $10 volt meter would have saved you $250.
not counting wasted labor and costs. on that.
why guess ?"
First was fuses, and check starter relay if it has one..(more later)
cab fuse box fuse named"starter" no less.
we have posted no cranks here like 100 times now
and is same on most cars (with key starts)
that have automatic transmission, do you..?
My guess is the car will not jumper cable crank either with a donor car running, (watch AAA tow truck workers, see those steps)?
so ill pretend im there. and what i do..... not easy with so many fail paths.
1: the battery reads, 12.6vdc rested or more, ok its not dead.
(tool = any cheap voltmeter)
2: the 4 ends of the battery cables are not rusted. or loose.
3: i hot wire the starter solenoid, OMG it cranks.
that means the key line is dead.
3b: no, its still dead. so that is failure of starter, cables or battery.
but i have 12vdc at battery and 12vdc to starter lug with my neg. meter lead (a trick) to starter casing cranked, shows truth.!!!
if yes, 12v there the starter is DEAD. (or solenoid but i dont to them) (cranking)
get a new starter,
HOT WIRE works !: fail path 2..
ok, now the starter cranks, hot wired above
so what then?
well ,does it crank in neutral like the owners guide directs you.
if yes, then the PRNDL switch is bad on the P circuit.
that switch is on the side of the transmission. buy one... now.
PATH 3 failure:
ok P and N are dead. 0v out cranked on both pins here.
so what now?, i use the same $10 voltmeter from walfart
to check the input to PRNDL switch, omg its dead too, 0v
cranking.. at its INPUT. oops the problem is up stream.
all test done cranking, sorry,...
PATH 4: failure, the IMMO path:
above assumes ( sorry this is really first) no IMMO on car, immo
blizers or alarms doing same crank kills, factory or aftermarket.
this car does have a starter relay and has IMMO.
that controls that relay. fact (if opted day one new)
so if the dash idiott lamp shows IMMO active.
ive posted on Rodeo here before.
here is the path.
when you turn the key to crank
the fuse below goes HOT.
that hot path, goes to the A.T switch or the clutch switch
as your case may be.
then if the iMMO is happy the IMMO grounds
the relay bottom coil and the relay ENERGIZES
and car cranks.
there, i covered every path to no cranks on this one car
if you had looked at alldata.com first
you'd have saved $250 ! (costing only $15 took)
or asked here first, instead of gue$$ing.
key on and see if the immo light works. and goes out.?
more./ the door lock fuse blown kills the IMMO dead.
as will the IMMO fuse.
i the IMMO light is dead, then check fuses. and were first always.
the below is the cluster lamp
when you key on all lamps are tested, for 1 second or so
is yours even alive? if opted, and surely youd know if a lamp just suddenly went dead.
one way to tell is to see if the IMMO fuses are populated.
there are other ways, and more hard.
some cars with no factory IMMO
have aftermarket systems, that i cant see here.....