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If not security it could be battery low or solenoid, it is the switch that opens and closes with a click when the key is turned and passes the electricity to the starter... almost like a light switch in your kitchen...it could be located on the fire wall or located on the side of the starter..... if you get a fast tic tic tic tick when you hold the the key in start but no starter action then the battery is the problem.....remove cable and clean post and connector but beware if you have security system cause it will have to be reset and it is a pain..... we jump a pair of booster cables to the side posts and connect to the battery cables so the circuit to the car isn't reset.... saves hours of frustration. The other thing you can try is to connect the jumper cable to the starter and touch frame...... this will tell you if the starter has a bad ground...someone needs to turn the key..... the next one after this is to hook the booster cable to the power wire( where the big heavy wire goes to the starter) and touch the other end to the positive battery post with the car in park and the key in the run position.... the starter should crank but don't hold too long cause you don't want to over heat the starter...... if it doesn't start then you probably have an immobilizer circuit on your car and disconnected or killed the battery and tripped the circuit..... easiest way to fix that with out pulling your hair out is to go to the dealer.... most likely the radio will have been tripped also..... if you are adventures search your make up on line and look for reprogramming immobilizer or key... just a thought if it happens to be this problem and it has been 3 yrs since. New battery change it out before you start that song and dance..save you some grief in the future... gm is famous for this problem
Posted on Apr 28, 2015
It could be a security problem , do you have any lights lit on the dash . SECURITY . What kind of vehicle do you have ? I can't tell you how all car makers do it , ford has a little red light in the center top of dash panel that when you crank over the engine the red light flashes fast if there is a ant-theft problem . GM has a light in the instrument cluster , Security or a lock symbol . Did you check the starter relay , fuse's !
Posted on Apr 28, 2015
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