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When turning the key, there is a clunking sound but the starter does not turn the engine over. Already changed the battery and starter and can crank engine by hand.

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Well, the battery and starter contacts should be good then, and the engine is free. I'd check the earth strap connections from battery to engine, and frame to engine or battery.

Posted on Oct 20, 2013

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SOURCE: 2001 S type: starter turns but engine won't crank.

Sounds like the solenoid in the starter is not engaging fully. Is the starter making a nasty whirring sound? That could either be a fault in the starter which can be resolved with reconditioning (much cheaper than a new one) or an alternator to battery problem that is preventing enough current getting to the starter. The latter usually just allows the starter to 'click' but not turn, however with your recent problems you may wish to try and jump start the car from another vehicle and then check the votage going across your battery is at 13v to 14v. making sure the other car is no longer connected to yours first so you know what your alternator is producing. Be surprised if it isn't a problem in your starter to be honest.

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