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Old 10-26-2009, 04:45 PM   #1
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ignition fuses are good, accessory lights come on in accessory position.

When i put the key in and turn it, it makes no sound, no click, no sound like its trying to turn over. Battery is new. Tried three diff people jump start me, and got nothing, battery volt meter is at 14 in on position. This morning starting it sounded like it was having a hard time turning over, also again after i left the gym, but worse. Then parked at a store and tried to start it and got nothing

Could it be the key? ignition, or starter? How to check which is at fault.

Checked my key and its 9.33 and the other is 9.37 with a voltmeter

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Check the battery connections at the ground point on the block and the positive at the starter, clean, put back, car should start right up.
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well do thanks, battery is less than a year old as well. Any tips on if this does not help

where i put the key into turn the car on [forge twhat its called] is also sorta old and worn could that have anything to do with it?

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It'* either the cables, where I will put my money, or a bad starter.
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where would i find the park neutral position switch, and would that have anything to do with it.

Easiest way to test the starter? Read something about using a voltmeter on the starter?
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Use a DVOM and check the voltage between a block ground and the positive post on the starter. If no voltage, it'* the cables, if 12v then it could be the starter.
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so got 12V on that starter, cleaned the battery connectors off, still wont start, no click no nothing.
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Could be a bad starter or solenoid. Pull the starter and have it tested.
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was thinkin about that ,but my dad n I arent sure we can do it. so might test the solenoid first. any tutorials?
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So we took the starter/solenid out and had it tested at auto zone and it checked out, just incase it sometimes get stuck we bought a new one and am currently puting that in.

If this new starter doesnt do the trick whats next?
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