And now, car won’t start!

Daryl

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Installed the refurbished gauge cluster yesterday afternoon. Started it up, no problem. Did notice rev’s stayed up, took a while to drop down to idle, but didn’t think much of it. Didn’t move the car an inch.
This afternoon, I started it up again, no problem, and pulled it forward about 30’, parked it and washed it.
And now the f*g car won’t start! Tried jumping it. Nothing.
All the bells and whistles go on, as to all other functions requiring the battery (windows, lights, emergency lights, defrost, etc). I turn the ignition and nothing. Not a sound. Crickets!
Could it be something related to the gauge cluster???
 

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as he said start by checking your fuses. Don't bother with the manual just get on your back and pull/inspect them all, trust me its faster and don't forget the fuses under the hood. If it is not cranking then its probably not fuel related but it does hurt tp check the inertia switch in the back. That would not keep it from cranking but it would stop it from turning over and starting.
 
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We did some troubleshooting: went through fuse boxes (all good) and jumped the neutral safety switch on the clutch. Still a dead key at start up.
Will get a buddy to turn ignition while I test starter wires. May take a couple few days to get that help.
We’re seriously wondering if the starter isn’t frozen/seized up.
 

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give the starter a smack with a wrench and see if it helps, it often does. IIRC there is a relay under the hood related to it, otherwise the switch could have gone bad but a quick test with a voltmeter will tell that story.
 

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