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No Crank No Start

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I have a 98 civic coupe with the good ol' d16y8 VTEC. When I go to start the car all I hear is a click, I was able to bump start the car so I know it runs fine. Few things to note first, I have a code for the ELD (electric load detector) and my alternator overcharges my battery. A few weeks prior I had to get my car jumped after filling the gas tank so I has assumed I just needed to jump the car again. Used a DMM and the battery was at 13.4 volts so it surely didn't need a jump or a charge. Also I've tried jumping it for giggles and Sh*ts but nothing worked. I'd guess that I blew a fuse but would I even hear a click if a fuse went bad? I'd assume there to be no power at all to the starter. I tried looking at wiring diagrams to see which fuses I should check but I couldn't find anything useful. I tried jumping the neutral safety switch with a paper clip and that did nothing. Last thing I noticed was the female spade terminal that runs into the starter was a little loose, I can pull it out pretty easily, i'm assuming this is the starter solenoid which seems to be a common issue. What fuses should I check under the dash if any? if I run a dmm from the battery to that female spade at the starter can I test for voltage drop or that spade terminal for something else. Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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replaced ignition cylinder about a year ago, will test for power anyways and will notify
You're right, replaced cylinder and key. Looking into alldata to test the ignition switch I can see what you're talking about.
just bench tested the starter and it works fine, guessing it’s just not receiving power

battery tested good, was replaced under a year ago so no surprise
so you’re saying to run power to the solenoid and see if it spins the engine?

Update, got it running. The wires for the battery terminal were heavily corroded behind the insulation, cleaned and reinstalled and it fired right up.
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