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1997 Geo Prism won't start and is stuck in Park and I cannot get even a "starter click" when trying to start engine. I was told the battery was toast (because it wouldn't even take a "Jump Start" after the wife had left the lights on all day at Park n Ride.) So I installed a new battery and still no start, not even a click or sound, no starter noises, no go and Still Stuck in Park. What gives? Has the ignition switch got anything to do with all this? Starter? Solenoid?

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Does this car have any electrical power? Check the 'Main' fuse in the box under the hood. It could also be listed at 'BATT' or 'ALT' fuse. If the car has no electrical power and you know the battery is good, make sure the cables aren't hooked up backwards. Try these things and let us know if it works.

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