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Im having problems with my ignition. when i put the key in the ignition it doesn't make any sound. and how would u be able to know how to get a signal from the ignition to the starter.

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no crank, no sound can be caused by dead battery, safety interlock, or bad solenoid. You can test solenoid with a hot wire, and you can test for voltage at the solenoid with a test light.

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