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Engine won't crank over or even make a clicking noise. I charged battery yesterday and the lights are bright. Gauges work Power windows work

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It could be any of the following:

- The ignition switch
- A bad connection in the starter motor
- The starter motor itself
- If your car is an automatic, the Neutral Safety Switch that allows the starter to be operated only when the transmission is in "Park" or "Neutral" may noy be functioning properly.
- The shifter may not be fully engaged in "Park" or "Neutral" position
- If you car has a manual transmission, there is a switch installed at the clutch pedal that only allows the car to be started when the clutch pedal is depressed. A problem with this switch could also prevent the starter from operating
- A problem with vehicle's security system or some other electronic control module (e.g, PCM, BCM) may also prevent the starter from operating.

Hopefully this can at least give you a place to start looking. last three times its happened to me or my sister, it's been the starter.

Best of luck!

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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