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Replaced battery now car won,t start.starter seems to grab but won,t turn engine over.seems like something is stuck? could it be starter? what about seized compressor. anyway to diagnose myself? please help.

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first i would recheck all of the connections to see if they are all tight including the ones for the starter..than make sure that the battery is fully charged. and make sure that the battery has enough cold cranking amps for your vehical . than if that still doesnt work than i would take the starter to a autozone they will test it for free.

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MIGHT HAVE TO RESET YOUR ALARM

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