Problem Description and Possible Solution
The engine may not crank when the key is turned to "start" if the starter relay fails. This can be confused with a defective starter
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Average mileage: 241,000 (241,000–241,000)
4 people reported this problem
Intermittent no crank problem. Sometimes I will go to years without a problem. And then once in a while on my car wouldn't start at all. after some digging I realize it was the starter circuit. Now when the problem happens, I switch the key to the ON position, and I then use a screwdriver to connect the thick positive post to the relay input pin on the starter.