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It's not starting. I've already replaced the fuse. I don't

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It's not starting. I've already replaced the fuse. I don't know if it is the starter or the solenoid.
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Customer: It's not making any noise, just the lights come on. It's a 98 Chevy Venture
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Ron replied 5 months ago.
Hello and thank you for your question,If you take your 12 volt test light and or a volt meter and go down to the starter and have a helper hold the key in the crank position, are you getting power at the purple start wire as well as the larger battery cable from the battery?
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Where is the solenoid?
Expert:  Ron replied 5 months ago.
Its on the starter, that where you need to check both wires. Post back with the results and we can work from there.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It's getting energy.
Expert:  Ron replied 5 months ago.
Okay if you have power (12 volts) at both wire at the starter with the key in the crank position and the starter is not engaging then that means the starter is bad.