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Replaced the starter on my 1995 Buick Skylark now nothing turns on--no lights, radio, ignition. The battery is fully charged what could by the problem

When replacing the starter the first time we connected the three terminals to starter then then tested the battery for sparks and there were sparks. So we switched the the terminals around on the starter and tested it again nothing happened so we finished connecting the battery and tried starting the car. Now nothing turns on--no lights, or ignition. We jumped the starter manually and turned over but there is no power from the ignition to the starter. What could be the problem and how can we fix it. Please help thank you.

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the starter should be replaced. The solenoid is kikcing the pinion out but there is no contact being made to turn the starter motor. I have the exact same truck and before i changed the starter used the old starter tap trick. Tap the starter casing with a hammer and it should start turning again. hope this was helpful for you. Good luck.

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sounds to me that you have an igniton problem not a starter problem and or if you have or had an alarm system could be cause if u do give me feedback and i will explain but seems that your starter is fine from what u say but if you think in terms of the elemts to start a vehicle batery gives pwoer to ignition which sends to starter which gives spark etc i would check you ignition system something is causeing a short and not alowing starter to function

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