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Will not turn over...brand new battery...will not jump start..absolutely no problems starting it since bought 3 weeks ago. Everything but paint job in great condition. What is going on?

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Possibly the security system or the shifter safety interlock. Is the security light on? Did you try starting in neutral? I do not have the wiring diagram, but you might also look for a start circuit fuse and/or relay in the engine compartment relay box. To bypass all of this stuff and check the starter and solenoid, you can jump the solenoid terminals as I describe in the below post.

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