1997 Ford Taurus car wont turn over

Tiny
TITO603
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  • 1997 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 190,000 MILES
K so this morning I got to start my car it turns on but I turn it off go to turn it on again and there is not electrical current sent to the starter so I check the starter, its all messed up so I change it now I go to check it again and still no electical current but I check the starter and its workin I check all the relays and alll the fuses I banged on the ignition switch nothin this same problem happened to me about a month ago but then went away whats wrong wit my car?
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Monday, December 22nd, 2008 AT 5:06 PM

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Tiny
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Hello -

To better assist you please tell me the model of your vehicle. Is it a G, GL, LX or SHO. Also the engine size in liter and the 8th digit of your VIN.

When you turn the key to on. Do the dash lights come on?

When you turn the key to start. Nothing happens. No sound. The engine doesn't turn or anything

But you have changed the starter.
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Monday, December 22nd, 2008 AT 11:26 PM
Tiny
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The car is a 1997 ford taurus GL 3.0 just the regular 3.0 nothin special 8th digit on the vin is the letter u. When I turn it yes the accessory ligth come on and correct no noise no turn over just nothing and yes I just changed the starter today.
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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 AT 12:10 AM
Tiny
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Hello -

Well, I know you said you checked the fuses but I would like you to check fuses 3 and 5 and please use a meter since it is hard to see if it is blown.

Next, time this happens I would swap the wiper park relay and the Starter relay. They look the same in my info so make sure they are and try it. If it works, the relay is bad.

What I actually think it is based on the miles of your car is the ignition switch.

I would also like you to please go to Auto Zone (AZ) or O'Reilly's (OR) and for FREE they can pull the codes to the car. Most important: Once they check your codes, if they find something and you don't get it fixed and need to get back with us, please make sure you tell us exactly what the code was, number and all. Example, if the code was E0568 O2 Sensor bad. Then make sure you give us all of that. While there for FREE also they can bring their tester out and check your battery and alternator.
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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 AT 1:22 AM
Tiny
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So we ended up checking all the wires and nothing so we decided to change the igniton switch as u suggested and the car started right up thank you
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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008 AT 10:27 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Great - I am glad it worked out for you.

Hope you had a great Christmas!
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Thursday, December 25th, 2008 AT 9:10 PM

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