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Won't start may not be the battery

My car won't turn over the starter was replace and new battery. when we try and start it just click but don't caught

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First of all make sure the battery has a fully charge and the battery is clean and make sure there is no broken or loose wires on the starter and to check the drive belt to make sure it is not defective or not adjusted properly and if all fells have the alternator tested.

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Check ground to battery,it may look fine but could be bad.
if battery is new your lights should be bright when you go to start and everything dims or goes out it is the ground that is bad.

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