Will not start

Tiny
DANGSAN
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  • 2007 SATURN AURA
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 199,500 MILES
Before battery died completely, starter seemed to run on, solenoid stayed engaged. Changed battery, afterward car won't make any attempt to start. All lights come on, key fobs do not work. Mechanic stated wasn't getting power to starter.
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Monday, September 9th, 2019 AT 2:21 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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This could be the result of a bad relay or fuse. I attached two pics below. The first shows the wiring schematic for the starter. Also, it indicates which fuses power the relays. The second pic is of the under hood fuse box near the battery. I highlighted the fuses and relays that I need you to check.

Here are links that will help with the testing:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-a-car-fuse-works

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-an-electrical-relay-and-wiring-control-circuit

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-voltmeter

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

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Now, I'm basing this on the idea there is no power to the S terminal on the starter. That terminal should only get power when the key is in the start position. Take a look through this link. It explains how to test a starter for power.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/starter-not-working-repair

Please keep in mind, if everything checks good, it could even be related to the neutral safety switch. So, see if it cranks when the vehicle is in neutral.

I hope something here helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Take care,
Joe

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Monday, September 9th, 2019 AT 7:55 PM

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