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I put a new battery and a new starter and still when i turn the key i get nothing

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Possibly ignition switch. Are you able to troubleshoot? Try this: with car in park or neutral and parking brake on, get under starter with a screwdriver and short the solenoid terminal with the big red wire to the smaller terminal (not the big ground terminal). Be careful not to touch anything else with the screwdriver. The motor should crank if you have power from the battery and the starter is good.
If this works, you either have a bad ignition switch, fuse, relay or wiring. If you can find the ignition relay, you can check both the relay and the ignition switch using the procedures here: http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6022358-relay_check

Let me know if you have questions.

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