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1999 Mitsubishi Diamante, will not start. Got a brand new battery like three weeks ago. Last thursday it wouldn't start all of the sudden. I took a wire brush to the connections to the battery and sprayed them with corrossion remover aswell. The dash lights still light up, headlights work, but when I turn the ignition it doesn't click or make any sounds, but it just hums a little. I am wondering if it is a bad connection. I tried to follow the + cable from the battery but I couldn't find the starter. Where can I find the starter and can I check the connection the starter myself? Thanks

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    ihad this problem , i changed battery, then starter, car jumps and or jerks in reverse and park, does not always start in park but will start in nuetral and visa versa is this a lincage or eletronic or is my transmition shot and need to be rebuilt

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Hi firstly when you try to start the car do the lights dim then, when you release the key they go bright again,
If they do your starter is either stuck or the solenoid on the top of it has packed up.
Firstly look around the bottom area of the engine where it joins to the gearbox.
The starter should look like a long tubed shaped unit with at least a few heavy wires coming from it (the same as attached to the battery.
Once you have found it tap it with something non metal so as not to short it out but free it.
Try the starter again to see has that made it work.
Either way if it goes or does not go you will need to get the starter repairer by a car starter repair chap or get a good second hand one from a breakers yard off the same model as yours.
Make sure before the starter is removed that the battery is disconnected so as to avoid the battery being shorted when the wires are removed from the starter.

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