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Car will not start.

I drove car. couple hors later went too start . nothing turns over.lots of battery life. everthing works but turning was replaced with brand new one 4 monthes ago . also where is computer located

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Sounds like a wiring issue. I doubt that your computer is the problem. A loose or corroded battery connection can still supply power to your radio and lights and such but not allow the starter to engage so.. First check your battery connections where they clamp to the battery.If corrosion is present then disconnect, clean them good, and reconnect. Is starter making a click sound when you turn the key? If so then that usually means that there is a battery connection issue. Make sure the connections are not loose at all on the battery. It could also be your starter or starter solenoid. Tap the starter with the handle of a screw driver a few times and then go and turn the key to see if it turns over. If it the starter is turning over after doing this then replace your starter. If you don't know what your starter looks like just do a Google search for a picture. It will be attached to the front of the transmission usually on the side of the motor with a couple wires attached to it. Good luck!

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if the starter is clicking, try tapping on it with a hard piece of wood, like that of a hammer handle, while someone tries to start the car. if it starts, replace the starter. also make sure electrcal connectins on the starter are tight and clean. and check the starter relay if applicable

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