car wont turn over starter good battery good replaced relays and fuses still nothin

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Asked by Aug 13, 2017 at 11:46 AM about the 2002 Mercury Sable

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Any check engine codes?

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how do you retrieve the codes

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OBD II code reader or go to a parts store and most of them will pull codes for you. Call first if it is an independent shop.

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These code readers are cheap online. As low as $10 for an Autel.

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How sure are you that both the battery and starter are good? Load test battery? Have you done a voltage drop test on all the wires going from battery to starter, battery to alternator, alternator to ground and body grounds? Do you hear a click when trying to start car? No crank no start, or crank no start? Lots of possibilities.

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no clicking nothin ck all connection looked good had starter and battery ck all good

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could it be the anti thief system

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Starter relay tested? Fuses checked?

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starter relay fuse replaced

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Bad ignition switch,

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Do you have a red key blinking on dash when you turn key? If so it is your anti-theft PATS system.

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no

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You said fuse replaced...which one blew? There is a reason it blew. Start with this circuit as it might lead you to your issue. Did it blow again and you haven't checked it?

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I had this issue, wiggled the key hard and it starter; sometimes. Ended up threading a spring from a fountain pen onto the ignition switch pin that sticks up. Switch under the column. That took out the extra play in tumble/actuators and it starts every time.

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