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Car wont turn over

My 1998 Chevy Cavalier 2.4 liter will not turn over. Everytime I turn the ignition key, my car wont even try to turn over. You can hear it clicking to the battery, but it's not the battery. My stero stays on and everything electric works and I've put a new battery in. And I replaced my alternator and it still wont crank.

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  • sanpaku2003 Apr 01, 2009

    battery appears ok as lights, radio, dashL's all work. When turning key to engage more (no clicking noise) you can hear a 'strained whinning' noise.



    Attempted the pop the starter trick but no go...btw, double checked all battery/ign/starter fuses and confirmed good.



    suggestions elsewhere to look for problem? Thanks!



    Sanpaku

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Sounds like you have a bad starter. To check this you can try taking a hammer to the starter and tap it while someone in the car turns the key. If it starts you know you have a bad starter and need to replace it. Hope this helps you out

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