2002 Dodge Dakota Engine won't start

Tiny
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  • 2002 DODGE DAKOTA
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  • 2WD
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  • 109,000 MILES
2002 Dodge Dakota, 109,000 miles, 3.9 L V-6, has been running fine. Went to start the engine today, turned the ignition key, there was a popping sound, and then nothing. It doesn't grind, or anything. If I leave the key in the on position, the radio will turn on. The battery is only a year or two old, and in good shape. Any possible suggestions will be gladly appreciated.
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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 AT 4:16 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Check the condition of the battery by load testing it and also the connections-if okay could be a security issue or the ignition switch problem-

No crank at all/nothing/nada:

Could be a blown fusible link, the starter, starter relay/park and neutral switch and ignition switch assuming the battery and connections are good.
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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 AT 5:06 PM
Tiny
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Rasmataz,

Thank you for your prompt reply.

RmblnJoe
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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 AT 6:52 PM
Tiny
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It was a bad battery. Thank you for your help.

RmblnJoe
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Thursday, June 10th, 2010 AT 9:58 PM

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