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Turn igtion key starter does not turn,battery ok no fuses blown wiring ok checked relays seem to be ok any help please

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Your solenoid on the starter is gone it is easier just to replace the starter since they are made as one

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There is no reaction when turning the key to start the car

Turn key to On.
Turn on headlights manually... Do they come on?
Are there any lights on the dash?
If yes to these, battery is possibly not the sole problem.
Check for good, tight and clean connections at battery terminal posts!
If yes to above, continue on & get a helper... Turn key past on, to Start position.
Do you hear a click sound at time key is turned to Start?
If yes, then ignition switch is not problem, starter relay is getting power, and is now sending power to starter, but starter is not working.
Pic any No's... Then look there.
Good luck.

Mar 29, 2015 | 2005 Ford Focus 1.6

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Mouse chewed wires, fixed,then turn key slowly it would start, some wires hanging below dash, van cleaned, vacummed, wires bumped, now turn key and no crank.

Seems likely that a wire or connector is loose or broken or corroded, or a fuse has blown (or possibly several). Could also be a faulty clutch interlock switch or powertrain control module or gear position switch or starter relay or keyswitch or starter solenoid/motor.

Use information from service manuals, on-line forums, circuit diagrams etc. to help you identify what wires and components to check, it will usually be a lot quicker and easier than randomly checking every circuit. Search for things like "1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager starter relay" and "1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager fuses" and "1999 plymouth grand voyager repair manual pdf".

If you have a test light or meter you can check for power into and out of the fuses, relays, keyswitch, etc. Follow the faulty circuit through to see where the power stops. If you're not sure how to do this find someone who does and ask them to help you. Concentrate on the circuit you are trying to fix (e.g. starter circuit). Use the wiring diagram for your exact model. If the correct wire colours are marked it can help a lot with identifying the wires you want to check.
Note that wires can sometimes change colours when they go through a connector.

Or just try the following:

If you can, find the relay that clicks when the key is turned. Relays can be unplugged so you can unplug them one at a time to see if clicking stops. Identify what the relay does
Check particularly if the starter relay (in relay box near battery?) clicks when the key is turned to start. If it does then the fault is after that (in the relay contacts or the starter solenoid/motor or the connecting wire).

**** Disconnect the battery earth (-) while fixing wires **** to avoid shorts.

Check for blown fuses, particularly the starter fuse (under the dash). Check for loose or corroded fuse connections.There are also some bigger fuses and some relays near the battery that should be checked.
Note: If a fuse has blown it is quite likely that there is a reason, e.g. something may have shorted out when bumped. Fuses rarely blow for no reason. If there is an exposed wire that hasn't been found, it's worth finding before it touches anything when you least need it.
What is a small problem at this stage could potentially turn into a much more expensive one (sparks, smoke, lots of money).
Don't try a bigger fuse !

Check for broken wires.
A cleanly broken wire should be easy to find.
It's a bit more tricky if a break is hidden inside the chewed insulation. If the wire bends easily at a spot it could be broken inside.
Even trickier if a wire has broken off at a join. If you look carefully enough you can usually see where a wire has broken from.
Don't guess if you can't be sure where a wire goes.
Joining the wrong things together leads to zero fun so be careful.

Mouse wee is highly corrosive and can damage wires /connectors. Unplug and carefully inspect the metal surfaces of the connectors for signs of corrosion, black or burnt appearance, or tarnishing. Clean or repair any damage.
All connections should be clean, tight and well insulated.

Good luck.

Jul 22, 2017 | 1999 Plymouth Grand Voyager

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My 2006 buick lacrosse wont start radio and lights work but its not saying nothing when i try to crank it

Hello! Do you hear a click when the key is turned?...If no click is heard either the ignition key, the Crank relay, the starter, or the battery are suspect...Having lights and radio does not mean the battery is capable of running a starter motor......Put a meter on the battery...should read 12.5 volts...Turn key...Does voltage drop to 8 or 9 volts? Bad battery...If all is well with battery and connections to it...Check the starter fuse # 33 in the under hood fuse/relay box...If the fuse is good that click you should hear is from the Crank Relay in that box...If all of the above is OK connect your meter to the Purple wire that is connected to the starter motor...When the key is turned 12 volts must be on that wire...If there is the starter motor is defective...So, #1...Do you hear a click when key is turned...That would point at a bad starter or weak battery...#2...If you do not hear a click bad fuse #33, bad Crank Relay, bad ignition switch...#3...If fuse is good Bad Crank Relay or Ignition switch; Crank Relay is a low cost item ($10)...Replace Relay...Stop there and send a comment as to results...Guru...saailer

May 06, 2012 | 2006 Buick LaCrosse

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Nissan Altama Starter Relay electrical problems or a fuse?

Or the battery cables ! Do you know how to use a voltmeter ?
Starter Voltage Drop
Do you know how to do basic automotive electrical testing ?
How to voltage drop test starter motor circuit
Electric Testing Techniques You Need to Know Here is a place to view wiring diagrams !

Apr 08, 2017 | 2004 Nissan Altima

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Nissan Altama Starter Relay electrical problems or a fuse?

Double check the battery positive connection wiring carefully as it commonly has connection problems when the battery is changed.

Apr 08, 2017 | 2004 Nissan Altima

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Car won't start when I turn the key to start the #10 fuse engine relay pops I checked every thing down to the fuel pump and every thing is fine the few times I got it started I took it around the block and...

I had a similar problem where the battery was ok but there was no sound from the starter and also there no lights on in the dash when the key was turned. Checked the fuse and checked wire from the fuse back to the ignition switch. The wire from the fuse was ok in fuse box but had no voltage at the ignition sw. The was also no voltage to terminal 30 in the starter relay. Ran a new wire from the fuse to the ignition and it fixed everything. Check for voltage at terminal 30 on the starter relay

Feb 24, 2011 | 2000 Dodge Neon

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1990 sedan deville won't start. battery is good.getting power to everything but nothing to the starter.

Hello! There are several components that can cause no power to the starter...Lets eliminate...#1...Do you hear a "click" when you turn the key? It is the Starter Enable Relay...Powered by fuse #17 (15A)...The relay is enabled by the Pass Key Decoder Module...
Anti-Theft device...If no click is heard; The fuse is blown, the relay is bad, or the key you are using has a bad chip...#2...If you hear a "click"...The Park/Neutral switch is open/defective...#3...The power cable connection to the starter has a poor connection...


Oct 04, 2010 | 1990 Cadillac Deville

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1999 chevy lumina turn key and nothing happens, no click or anything. Battery OK Help please

Check your fuse panels first, and make sure none are blown. There should be one under the hood somewhere and one inside the car. If they are all ok, then it may be a fusible link in the power supply wire that goes from the battery to the starter, or you could have a faulty igntion switch(not the part you put the key, but an electrical part that is either inside behind the key switch or mounted below it on the steering column. Or it could be a faulty starter solenoid on the starter itself. Or the wires on the starter are loose.

Feb 02, 2010 | 1999 Chevrolet Lumina

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Car not cranking

Check all fuses relays(starter relay) if bench tested or jumped starter to see if worked but won't engage when in car or from ignition, make sure the grounds for starter and battery are good and clean. After that check your starter relay. I hope this helped you out a bit. It would greatly apprecciate if you rated my answer. thanks MIKE-

Aug 18, 2009 | 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

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95 explorer on start it just clicks . relay and battery are ok can you help me to next steps

Always start with good clean secure battery terminal connections also check other end of both wires for same. Check battery with a voltmeter. Check trigger wire on relay fro 12v when key is turned to start, check main wire on starter for 12v with key on start. Check battery voltage with key on to start if voltage drops to below 9.5 starter is bad. Before changing starter, make sure you can turn the engine by hand (with key off) If you can't, don't bother with starter. Before beginning any testing battery should also be load tested to make sure it has amperage as well as voltage capacity to start car.

May 29, 2009 | 1995 Ford Explorer

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