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Can you get to the starter trigger wire without pulling the starter? There should be a big red wire- this supplies a constant 12 volts, and then there should be a trigger wire-usually red also- this will have 12 volts with the key in the crank position. If you are getting 12 volts there with the key in the crank position when it won't start then the problem is the starter.
Sorry, I had to put my kids to bed.
I forgot that the starter really is underneath the intake on this year model. What a bizarre design.
You can test the presence of voltage at pin 3 of the starter relay with the key in the crank position, or 12 volts at the black with white stripe wire coming out if that pin of the relay. This will give the same or similar result to testing for voltage at the trigger wire of the starter.