Car won't start-electrical problem? on 2001 Ford Crown Victoria

Went to start my car the other day.... and out of the blue, it wouldn't start. I put the key in the ignition and the lights in the car would come on but the engine wouldn't even turn over. I have no idea if the fact that it was raining could have anything to do with it. We checked the battery, and the juice was fine. Also, the wires connected to the battery had electrical current. Any ideas as to what the problem could be? I really need some sound advice, as I am not able to get it to a mechanic.

by in Greenville, SC on September 28, 2010
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ANSWER by on September 28, 2010
Sounds like you're doing the right checks. One thing I would recommend looking at: check your shifter. If it's not 100% in park or neutral, it will not crank. Maybe wiggle it when turning the key, or just shift to neutral. You could have a transmission range (TR) sensor that is failed, saying you are not in park or neutral also. Beyond that, you have starter and/or soleonid failure, or a starter relay issue. The relay is located on the passenger side of the engine compartment towards the front in a box.
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