Cranking is starter motor action. If it won't crank, have to check voltage and ground for starter motor. You may have a starter relay that makes some testing easier. When testing, make sure tranny is in park or neutral and functional parking brake is set. Safety is your responsibility.
Make sure battery has a full charge and battery connections all good. Can you check for applicable trouble codes?
Usually, if the starter is ok, we can usually get it to crank, during testing, but, that don't mean it will start and run.
I don't know what your disconnecting? Disconnecting something may allow some module to reset?
On the other hand, when problem is ongoing, if cranks good but won't start, check the basics.
Monday, April 25th, 2016 AT 10:30 AM