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I have power to my starter and I have power to my ignition. But when I turn the key nothing happens

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The signal line from the ignition switch is not connecting to the small terminal on the solenoid. The wire is broken or its connections are poor. Can you "jump" this small terminal on the solenoid from positive and see if the starter engage? If it does not then it is a bad solenoid or bad internal connection. Usually solenoids can be replaced, but It may be just as cost effective to replace the starter with new or rebuilt.

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First try to start in neutral instead of park, if you can, and if you have an automatic.
if no change, then you most likely have a bad:
1. battery(if no lights, dome lights, etc whatsoever)
2. bad starter motor/solenoid(since most are all on unit)
3. bad ignition switch

check in the above order. good luck.

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SOURCE: my 1997 honda accord wont start.....

Hi Matt

Follow the( + ) positive lead from the battery, to the starter, check the connections, if all OK, get someone to turn the ignition key to start, and give the starter a tap, on the selenoid, with a small hammer or a metal socket extension.

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Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Turn ignition key but won't start..All power on, is it starter?

Can be a Junk Relay, access is limited, but giving the Starter a "crack" with a mallet, often cures the problem temporarily. But check the Battery terminals, and Cable to the Starter solenoid ,first for tightness and security.
Regards,DT

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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SOURCE: turn the ignition key and nothing happens. turn it

when it won't start, use a test light on the solenoid wire (the small gauge wire) in the start position, you should have voltage. Also check your shift linkage to make sure the shift cable isn't keeping it from going into park position. try it in neutral position as well... that's a clue to a trans selector switch

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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SOURCE: turn key nothing happens no clicking noises

Starter, altinator

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 ford Taurus. Will not start. Turn key and

The problem would be the starter they go without any warning

Posted on Jan 10, 2010

Testimonial: "Terian5- Thanks for the help Traced the wire to starter. the wire looks like it snaps on. put it back and it started. I need to tighten nut."

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