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Car wont start

The car will not start we thought it was the starter but we took it out and had it tested it was good, when we went to put it back in part of the clip was broke off, I think its the clip maybe you connect wire to not sure. We also bought a brand new battery, the car still will not start, it doesnt turn over at all , it seems like it is the starter thats why I was wondering if that clip has anything to do with it

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  • angelsrreal Mar 06, 2009

    Yes the lights and all come on the horn works, and all the lights inside the car come on. Yes both the wires are hooked up and when you try to start the car it acts like it wants to start ya know that clicking noise where it wants to start but doesnt and it did actually almost turn over twice but it started smoking I think down by the starter,but there is a clip on the top of the starter where you clip a wire into half of the clip is broke off and also i think somebody may have put to much oil in it, my daughter did not put oil into it and the light came on and. I believe it started to overheat

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Should've been two wires on the starter. One big one which is hot all the time, and another little one that is for the solenoid. If you don't have the little one hooked, it will not turn over. Do the lights and all come on?

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    Eldric Venne Mar 06, 2009

    your next bet then is to see if you can turn the motor over by hand (wrench). Get a socket and a ratchet on the front crankshaft pulley bolt and try and turn the motor over. If you can't turn it with the ratchet, your motor is most likely locked up. If you can turn it over, the starter is most likely bad although it tested good out of the car.

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