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Engine won't turn over completely

We had temps drop into the negative teens last week and it ruined my battery in my 2001 Olsdmobile Alero so I changed it. It still wouldn't start. So we went through all the troubleshooting tips in the car manual, put water remover and gas line antifreeze in the fuel tank, changed the spark plugs, and the air filter (those both needed changed badly). It has been sitting in a heated garage for almost a week so we have ruled out the gas line still being frozen. It tries to turn over but once it gets to the point where it should fire up, it stops, make a grinding noise like it does when you hold the key too long once it starts. But noooo it's not started this time. I need some help. We're stumped as to why it still won't start. Some are thinking the fuel filter but it was replaced last year at this time. Others think it might be the fuel pump but they tested it to see if it shot out fuel under the hood. I just need my car back so I don't have to drive 45 minutes to work in a 22 year old truck with a 12 gallon tank and gas it up every other day. Please help!!!!

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You need to replace the Starter and Solinoid. The Solinoid comes on the New Starter. The Solinoid shorted out when the Battery Died and Damaged the Starter.

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