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It won't start when you turn on the key. I put in a new battery and starter.

When you cross the solenoid it wont start either. it seems there is no power going to the solenoid or else the solenoid is bust. is there a relay switch from the ignition to the solenoid?

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Take the plug off the back of the ign switch and clean contacts,also check the fuse while you are right there

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Crossing the solenoid makes a direct contact to the starter..so if did not spin tne starter it is not the selonoid...possibly a bad new starter...The best way to check is to remove the starter and do a bench test..that can be done by using a battery or jump starter and connect 12 volts to the stud the battery wire attaches and the neg to the starter body...it should spin very fast..if not the starter is bad..if it spins Check the switch connections or replace it..good luck..

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