car wont start, we changed starter and ignition switch and still no start, on 2005 Ford Focus

when you turn the key no sound is heard at all. still has all the power to car and will start when crossing the starter with screwdriver

by in Independence, MO on July 02, 2011
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1 answer
ANSWER by , September 22, 2011
Check the transmission range selector. The signal from the ignition goes through the range selector and won't allow the vehicle to crank over unless the selector is in park or neutral. The selector may be faulty or miss-adjusted. Try moving the gear shift while trying to crank the engine.