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Will not crank over when you turn the ignition key. It will crank if you jump over the starter manually. when you turn the ignition key it clicks once like a relay is kicking on and off but the starter will not do anything at all. I pulled the cover off of the starter relay and the relay stays closed at all times when the key is in the ignition. I swapped it with another relay and it does the same thing.

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    Put in a new starter and its not cranking

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,,,,, if u get the signal at the siloniod, then u either have a bad siloniod or a very bad ground to the stater,, try starting in nutral,, make is its not the nutral safty switch turn aon all your lights and see if when u try to start the car that the light all dim,, if they do your battary is weak or dieing.. good luck

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If the engine fails to crank, there is a fault in one of the components in the battery/ignition/starter circuit.

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