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  • venerando martin Sep 30, 2010

    thanks for solution you gave me but i fixed already because its a long time responsed i check all ignition swicth ,,,neutral swicth and key cylinder swicth all this got problem no power and dirty connection and cut wire...... thanks for all your suport another one is the toyota camry i need your assistant



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The starter solenoid is either not working, or it isn't getting power from the ignition switch.
Some causes of not getting power are a blown fusible link, a bad connection, a bad ignition switch, a bad neutral safety switch, the ignition switch or neutral safety switch out of adjustment, or an open wire.
Wiggle the shift lever, and if the neutral switch is just out of adjustment, that should compensate for that, unless it is completely loose.

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