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Hard or no start. convinced it's the starter.

Lately I have been having difficulty starting my car. Checked the battery - not a problem. Thought maybe the alternator - I have plenty of juice in the battery. If alternator was dead, so would the battery be. Tried to start it the other night. With much difficulty and a horrible electrical smell, I got it running. Now it won't start at all. I'm convinced it is the starter. Can anyone confirm? When I try to start, it doesn't do the click-click like a bad battery. I have plenty of gas. My tools are limited so opening the hood is about the extent of what I can do.
If it's the starter, does anyone know how complicated that will be to replace?

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Check your conections on the battery if they are carroded then you need to clean them if they are not tight that could be a problem also.if that doesn't work make sure all cannections to starter and selanoid are tight and clean if that doesn't work then more than likely it is your starter but i have never changed a starter on that type of car but most are not to hard a couple of bolts but can't be for sure on how hard it would be.

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