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Engine will not start after sitting for long time

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The battery of my 93 passat was dead, so I let the car sit for a few months (~5). Now I have replaced the battery. I tried to start the car, but it won't. There;s lights and sounds when I put the key in, and a couple of times the RPM indicator jumped a tiny bit. But still it won't start. A mechanic says that it might be the starter motor that it might have gotten stuck and hitting it might help. But where is it? Also the coolant seems to have disappeared but there is not marks that it ever leaked out the car.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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The starter is underneath the car on either the front twards the front bumper or the rear twards the firewall it will be going long ways from fender to fender..to take it out theres only like 3 bolts and a wire and it comes out u can take it to autozone to test it for free..thats probably the problem..the coolant i would assumeit just evaporated just fill it up make sure the cap is on tight and keep checking it

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