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Won't start - New Battery

Car won't start, has new battery fully charged, solenoid clicks, but won't start. Noticed starter seemed sluggish recently....now won't start at all. Trying to find location of starter so I can bang it a couple times to see if there's a dead spot, but can't even locate starter. Trying to crawl underneath car, but not much room......and can't move car to put on ramps.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    replace the starter at bottom rear of engine.

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