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Car not starting. Sounds like the starter is Disengaging

Car gets half way to turning over. Sounds like it is about to start and then the starter disengages. I was wondering if this is only the starter or if it could be something else. I checked the spark plugs and they are worn but not dead. Also tried jumping the car. 10 Minutes after the car made progress and 20 Minutes after it wants to start but just cant. I'm not very car savvy.

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    creativep458 Apr 18, 2013

    The battery cables are connected fine and are clean no rust or corrosion. Its a 6 year battery and Its 4 years old. I do not have a battery tester so I will have to get my fathers. Thank you for the fast responses.



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Clean the batterie coils and cables

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