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Hello and welcome to just answer and allowing me to assist you. I ill need to ask some questions to get a picture how to help you.Are you jumping the starter right at the starter or the relay?
thanx for that info.now did you check if you have ignition power to that relay when turning the key?
11.6 volts on a 12v battery? wonder if battery would pass a load test. well if your getting votage at the relay from ignition and you can start it by jumping the terminals at the relay then I would try another starter relay. If you have one in the fuse block that is the same you can switch one just to try and confirm it.
Aw you just may have solved it. do you have or can get a load tester? what you can do is put your connectors from your volt meter across the battery terminals and read the votage when you try to start it. tell me what you get. Also turn on your dome lamp when you try to turn it over and see how low it goes.Let me know your findings.
If that battery is 6 yrs old I wouldn't play around with it replace that first then see what we have .
thanx for that info but all is not lost as the battery was in need of replacing. next we need to do a starter draw test to see if the starter is drawing what it should . A high draw would indicate a short within the starter a low draw would indicate a bad or loose connection. do any of the heavy cables heat up if you hold the key to start?
I s this an automatic or standard transmission?
sounds like a loose or bad connecter. try putting a twist on the spade end of the relay.