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Okay the first thing we need to do is determine whether not you're getting 12 V to the small wire going to the starter. On this engine the starter is under the intake manifold. There is one large battery cable that goes to the starter solenoid then there is one small wire that is considered the engagement wire when the key is turned to the start position this small wire should receive 12 V. If it is getting 12 V and the starter solenoid is not engaging the starter then the starter is bad it needs to be replaced. If there's no voltage going to the small wire then we have to backtrace from there. The first thing to check is the starter relay which is located in the fuse box under the hood. Remove the lid of the fuse box identify the starter relay. Remove the relay and swap it with another relay that is of the same configuration and see if the relay clicks on if it's not clicking on then it gets a little more complicated. Let me know you find with these things that we can go from here. I will be monitoring on and off in the course of the day today.