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Car won't crank

Turn key. no crank. new starter. everything lights up and or energizes as far as i can tell.
what is it?

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  • movieguy3 Dec 20, 2008

    The car won't crank... I've checked all fuses and connections???

    as with the other entries, all the lights light up.

    Thanks

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Well if you say all the power is efficient and fuels are that you checked with a CIRCUT tester tool they might look okay to the eye but tool tells the truth! slip it into neutral if this is automatic try cranking if starts neutral safety switch! if no invest in a circuit test tool at local part store worthy investment!

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