Yes, the engine should have turned over when you jumped the two leads on the solenoid.
Tell me some history on the car.
Have you had it long?
Was it driving ok and you parked it and then it wouldn't start?
Right now we are back to the first 3 options
the starter is bad
the battery is bad
you have a high resistance problem with the battery cables (could be positive or ground)
I'm also adding mechanical resistance at this time.
On the front of the engine, in the center of the harmonic balancer is a large bolt, put a socket and fairly large ratchet on it. You should be able to turn the engine over by hand.
You can't do it very quickly, but you should be able to do it.
I want you to turn the harmonic balancer all the way around 2 times.
If you can not get the engine to turn one way, try turning it the other way, but expect it to stop at some point if this is the case.
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 AT 10:05 AM