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do you have access to a testlight or volt/multi meter? it would help greatly to aid in testing this.
one thing you can do jump the 2 main posts on the selenoid mounted on the drivers side in the engine bay just behind the battery. also test for 12V at each of the fat terminals, one should have 12V all the time and the other only in start position, when power is applied to the small wire on the selenoid and connects the 2 large terminals together. please test these 3 terminals and wires and let me know when each have voltage and you can also try to jump the 2 large terminals and tell me what happens
OK, I got help. the results:
12v all the time
11v only in start position
11v on small post in start position, 0 in off position
ok, thank you, XXXXX XXXXX to have someone who can perform the tasks and tests for me without physically seeing the vehicle. these results tell me that the powerflow from the ignition is ok all the way up to the starter selenoid. next i would like you to check:
1) power to the starter on the small feed wire, mounted to the smaller post on the starter
2) attempt to use jumper and jump the large terminal on the starter to the small terminal on the starter and see if it cranks over, please make sure vehicle is in nuetral if standard shift or park if an automatic
the starter spun but the engine did not crank
is there a way to test the cable rather than removing the starter?