Standard or auto shift?
Let me add 1 thing to Razmataz's list. There should be a 30 amp fuse in the underhood fuse box for the starter.
Now let me tell you how to narrow it down a bit.
First you could try a local parts house that tests components free of charge. Test the battery, alternator, and starter. They should be able to do a lot even wiht these items still on the car.
Second try starting the car in nuetral if it is an auto. Move the shifter slightly while holding the key in the start position and see if it starts.
The starter and solenoid are a single unit on the sattys. There are only 2 wire connections at the starter. One small purple wire that comes from the ignition. The other connection is the large wire/s from the starter/alternator.
Check that both connections are clean and tight. When the car will not start you need to probe the purple wire with a test light or volt meter. It should have 12 volts when the key is in the start position.
BE VERY CAREFULL HERE! HAVE BOTH FRONT WHEELS UP ON JACK STANDS AND THE REAR WHEELS CHOCKED!
If the purple wire has 12 volts either the starter is bad, the power supply to the starter is bad (fuse, battery, wire and connections are bad) or the ground for the starter is bad.
If there is no power at the pruple wire then it is in the ignition, safety switch, or their wiring and connections. I can help you check those if need be also.
Good luck and let us know. :)
Monday, April 30th, 2007 AT 1:30 PM