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1966 mustang will not start.

I have replaced the alternator and the battery is fully charged, but the car will not start. When I go the start the car, the engine turns very slowly. It appears that all wires are connected correctly. Please help.

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    The battery is good. I took it to Walmart to get it checked.

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The only things that you should have in the starting circuit are the battery, starting solenoid, the starter and the cables. I would agree that the first thing to do is to check out the condition of the battery. If that is OK, then I would check out the cables. They could be corroded or not tightened down on the batty post, solenoid or starter. In particular,check out the inside surface of the battery cables where they fit over the battery posts. You need to make sure that they are clean and shiny. That applies to the battery posts, also. Also check the negative cable where it tied to the frame. If that area is corroded or rusted, you won't be able to get a good ground. Since the starter circuit gets it's ground from being bolted down to the engine block there could be a problem in that area, but I would highly doubt it. Next, you may have a starter problem (worn brushes or commutator, or and end bearing worn or binding). These things do tend to wear out over time. I've never seen a solenoid cause this type of problem, but I suppose that it may be possible. The only other unfortunate item that I can think of is a bind somewhere in the engine, itself (Not good! Think engine overhaul.)
Hope this information gets you back on the road to recovery. If not, get back to me and we'll pickup where we left off.
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Ron

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You said the battery is charged, but is it good? If it's an older battery, it may not have enough cca's (cold cranking amps) to start your engine. I would have the battery tested first before I look elsewhere for a problem. hope this helps give me an update!

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