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Starter will not engage

The starter will not turn over-a new battery was just installed-everything else that draws from the battery works-do you think the starter is bad or possibly the solenoid?

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You could have a number of problems, first you should take the starter out if you know how, and take it too a parts store or garage too be tested, they can do it for free usualy. if the starter is good then it is a wireing problem from that starter too the batery....hope this gives you the info you want.....please let me know what you find out................

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