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Check for fuse between starter solenoid and keyswitch!
What is the battery voltage when key is turned to start?
Can you tunrengine by hand?
Can you turn engine by hand?
Remove spark plugs and see if it will.
If you jump across solenoid will engine turn?
solenoid has two cable terminals, use old screwdriver to touch them together.
Engine should spin. This is same connection solenoid should make,
What is battery voltage when you try to start?
does it stay above 8 volts? If not , the battery or cables are fault, unless is the engine is damaged!
Are we sure battery is good?
Fully charged battery will be 13.5 volts!
Without a voltmeter test, It's hard to tell. Battery voltage when starter is engaged is the key. If voltage drops below 8 volts, battery, id it stays up, starter may be bad. Jumping the solenoid is battery, cable and starter test.
I doubt it is the keyswitch, but can be solenoid or starter.
Then it is not solenoid!
Have you ran battery test?
Ok, Maybe I can type in sentences now! I have been on the phone with Hughes net for two hours! If battery voltage is falls below 8 volts, battery is dead. 12.4 volts is just marginal at best!
Good morning. What is battery voltage before you turn to start and what is it when you turn the key to start? I still question whether battery is good enough to start engine! Did I ask how old is the battery.
Locate the ignition fuse and check it, sounds like at this point, the fuse may have blown. If you jump the two large terminals on the solenoid , does the engine spin? It should! this checks the battery, cables, and the starter.
It would be the 20 amp. But jumping the solenoid bypasses all the fuses. With no action from the solenoid, either battery , cables or the starter is bad. Can you take jumper cables and go direct to the starter. Ground to the engine engine, positive to the stater terminal. If starter does not turn, the starter has to be bad.
Ok, you don't have battery voltage to the solenoid. Check battery connections, battery and cables . Ground cable to frame and positive to the solenoid.
Have yo rechecked the fuse that was blown earlier? Do you have voltmeter to test light o see if the solenoid is getting voltage from the keyswitch?