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Possible bad starter, where is it located?

I have what I think to be a bad starter, not really sure. I have been told to tap on it to see if it will crank. I am a single woman trying not to be taken and would like to know where the starter is located. If you can help in any way I would appreciate it.

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Follow the red positive cable from the battery down,you will find the starter, the cable is connected to it.

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