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Hey hopefully I can get some suggestions on where to start or common problems. I've not had any issues with my 06 with 210k miles. Yesterday I came out to start it and no turn over not even a click. It does have a newer battery and tried to jump it but nothing. Lights and accessories work.

Do I start with a relay, safety neutral switch, starter, fuses, ground wires? Thanks for any helpful suggestions.
 

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What did you jump it with? And how did you hookup jumper? If you went straight battery to battery then you may have popped the main fuse. Always on dead battery go to positive. Then to an engine ground. Never battery to battery. Jumping battery/source it doesn't matter.

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Thanks for the tip on battery hookup. It turned out the battery tested at 12.6 so I guess the issue is something else. Could it be the main fuse? Where is the main fuse located?
 

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Check the main fuse (#22 in the primary under-hood fuse box)

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Did you verify the fuse was blown?

I wouldn't think it necessary to disconnect the battery to install a fuse. I could be wrong.
 

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Battery does not have to be disconnected. To install a main fuse. Just don't have a charger on it.

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So the main fuse wasn't blown and cleaned the battery posts and the ground wire close to the battery, no luck. My next step is the starter solenoid/relay ( not sure if that's really what it's called) in the fuse box? Any other ideas? I'm really hoping it's not the ignition switch. I'd like to try anything before that. Is there even a test for an ignition switch?
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Most of the relays are the same in the box. Pull one from another spot and put it into the starter position. Just compare the two before you do it.

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Welp, not the relay either. Uggghhh so frustrating. Tried jumping with another car but no luck.
 

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Can you give the starter a good wack and try to crank it? Sometimes this will free a sticking solenoid. It will also indicate you need a new starter if it works...
 

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I actually did try that. I may give that another try tommorow. Towing it home in the morning so I'll have more tools and a place to work on it.
 

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I would think starter before ignition, especially since you're able to get lights and accessories. Any indications before this happened? Did the starter whine the last time it ran? Did the engine seem sluggish to start? Does the ignition switch turn smoothly without any binding?
 

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I would think starter before ignition, especially since you're able to get lights and accessories. Any indications before this happened? Did the starter whine the last time it ran? Did the engine seem sluggish to start? Does the ignition switch turn smoothly without any binding?
No indications at all. No whine on the starter. On occasion it would take a couple extra seconds than normal to start. Ignition switch is completely smooth as normal. Is there a way to check the starter before removing? Thanks
 
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