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New battery, car wont start..mechanic says to hit the starter..where is the starter...?

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First, the starter is on the bottom of the engine toward the back and has a large wire from the battery attached to it. Second, if a mechanic said to hit it he is a pretty sorry mechanic who you should never let work on even your bicycle. Hitting a starter can damage it to the point it can't be rebuilt as it cracks the housing and wire loom assy inside. Sure, it might start a time or two like that but will cost you dearly in the long run.

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