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Battery seems good, no clicking dead battery sounds, but I turn the key and nothing happens. Starter?
That fast blinking red light above the Hazzard button could indicate that?It sounds like a PATS (anti theft) issue to me. I have 2 keys for my car and if I use the one that is not cut but not programmed the exact same thing happens. Could also be the safety switch aswell but thats easy to check.
My buddy's going to bring a meter to check the battery, the battery is about two years old and the alternator is new, but it could still be down a bit. So with the PATS it could be a problem with the chip in my key or the receiver on the ignition, right?Yes. and if the battery isn't almost 100% the PATS system won't respond. Even if the battery is OKAY - charge it fully 15A for a couple hours. Make sure it doesn't get past warm to the touch.
Thanks, I didn't try to pull the plunger out all the way, but I did push it in several times and it always extended back out again and seemed normal. I'll try pulling it out all the way, of course it will then get depressed again with the clutch pedal when I try to start it. I'm home right now and my car is at work, otherwise I'd run out and try this right now.The saftey switch is green and it's under the clutch pedal. With the clutch pushed it it touches it.
To reset it simply pull the plunger out as far as possible. Then try and start the car.
Not true, if the starter is shot it might not do a single thing. Try having someone hold the key to crank, and tap on the starter with the end of a prybar and see if it starts, if it does after that you know it's the starter.