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When I go to start the car it doesn't do anything. If I rock the car and engine will start.

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  • hopngranny Apr 24, 2009

    We had a new starter put on, new drive belt and pulley. Any other suggestions. Thanks for your reply.

  • hopngranny Apr 24, 2009

    No the starter doesn't turn the engine. I had a new starter put on.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    asked if the starter turns the engine??

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    does the starter turn the engine when it won't start?

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Need to check the flywheel and the pinion gear on the starter also check the drive belt and the crankshaft pulley to make sure its not loose

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draw this on a paper

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