2005 Chevy Equinox will not start

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2005 Chevy Equinox will not start. Does not seem to be the battery as all the lights, radio, ect. Work. It appears to be the starter as I am not getting any sort of sign that the vehicle is trying to start. My question is where is the starter located so I can atleast try to get it started to get it to the shop.
Sunday, December 30th, 2012 AT 6:56 PM

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Use a digital multimeter across battery posts, everything off. What is the reading, should be over 12 volts. Leave the meter leads hooked up to the battery, have helper turn key to crank, how much does the reading drop or does it drop at all?

You can try to jump the starter relay in underhood fusebox. Use a jumper wire on the load side of relay, in the diagram, the load side of relay is the side with the arrowhead. When relay is energized that line will move to the other terminal and carry voltage to starter solenoid S terminal. Any testing, make sure tranny is in park or neutral and the parking brake is set.

The starter should be located down low on the driver side.

Just to add, if your security system has problems, even if you crank it, it won't start. I haven't looked at the security wiring.
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Sunday, December 30th, 2012 AT 9:18 PM

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