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Check for solid connections first.
Try having someone hold key in start position while tapping on starter with hammer or heavy bar. Sometimes you can't swing the hammer, then try poke with bar. TAKE GREAT CARE TO AVOID THE WIRE AND CONNECTORS . Guy holding key should be prepared for it to kick over.
If it starts, then you will need to replace the starter.

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Neutral safety switch, ign switch, starter selanoid, fuseable linkor could be starter moter.. i would take starter of first and check with jumper cables. my bet is neutal safety switch

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With the transmission in neutral or park and the hand brake fully applied, insert the key and turn it to the Run position, then cross the starter solenoid terminals with a screwdriver or something similar, being cautious to avoid electric shock. If this causes the starter to turn and start the engine, then your solenoid is bad. Other wise, if there is battery voltage present at the solenoids positive terminal and it has a good ground connection through the starter motor itself, then the starter is bad or the engine is seized.
Good luck.

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