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Car won't start, i hear a click but the engine won't turn over

I have an 89 olds cutlass ciera sl that was given to me, and started first-time, every-time when I got it. It sat for about 4 months, and tonight I installed a new battery and tried to start it to no avail. The interior lights get really dim and I hear a loud click, but the engine won't turn over. The radiator is still in good shape and the coolant is good, but i did notice small amounts of smoke coming from the main block. Could this be a starter or alternator, or is it something easily solved by changing the oil or replacing the distributor cap and spark plugs?

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It's more likely to be the starter than the alternator but first i would make sure the new battery is fully charged.








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