so here's the deal. a couple months ago my head gasket was leaking coolant. i replaced the head gasket with a MLS and got it running again. didn't run that great, but it ran well enough to drive til i could take it to a pro or get a swap. anyway, its recomended that you re-tq the bolts after installing a MLS gasket, so i tore it back apart and re-tq'd the bolts. when i put it back together it started up easy on the first try but ran a little choppy. i figured i just needed to set the ignition timing since i just kinda guessed at first. but when i hooked up the timing light it sputtered to a stop. i tried to start the car again, but it just spins the starter motor without engaging the solenoid. after much head scratching and wire chasing i figured it must be the starter solenoid since it appears the power has to go throught he solenoid to get to the motor, so i replaced the starter. but the new one does the exact same thing and now my interior electronics don't work either, so now i'm just really confused. if anyone has any ideas on what might be causing this problem or how to find out i'd appreciate it. i'll probably be taking it to a mechanic soon if i can't remedy the issue.