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Starter will not spin with key all dash lights come on but you can jump across starter solnoid it will crank and go dead i check all fuses i know about

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Problem is probably the anti-theft system or the safety interlock but could be the ignition switch itself. First check the 5 amp fuse #11. If you have auto trans, try starting in neutral or giggling the shifter while holding the key in start. If not this, is the security light on or blinking? If not, maybe it's just the relay. If you can find the theft deterrent relay, see if it clicks when you turn the key. Sorry, I do not have fuse and relay locations for your car. You can interrogate the relay socket also to see if it is getting the "ok" signal from the module. See my post at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6022358-relay_check on how to check relay sockets. Let me know if you have questions along the way.


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Try tapping out the starter and see if it will start, to do this have someone turn key and the other with a screwdriver tap the two posts on the starter underneath the car, it will arc but should start.

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