Turning the key does nothing, but jumping the starter solenoid will turn the engine over. The key switch connects via a rod down to an ignition switch on the steering column. This switch could have loosened up and be out of position (It could also be a bad switch). A fuseable link may have let go. The most simple problem could be a battery terminal connection that is making a poor connection. I would clean and tighten the battery terminals first.Folks,
Upon taking my Corvette to my local quick lube for an oil change, and having to wait over an hour, (not so quick it seems), when time to pull it into the bay, my car would not start. '71, 350, automatic. Turn the key, nothing, in neuteral, nothing, checked all fuses, nothing. pushed it in, changes the oil, attempted to "jump"the selonoid, just spun. The starter, and ignition switch are less than 1 year old. Has battery juice. Does any one have any suggestions?