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Car won't start

My car is a manual transmission, it does not start unless you push the car itself, it works fine once you get it going but it does not start on its own.

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Sounds like your starter is finished. Check to see if you have power at the heavy cable all the time and that you are getting power at the small wire when you turn the key to the start position. If you are the starter is done.

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