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94 ford explorer, starter won't turn

My 94 explorer XLT wont start due to what I think is a starter malfunction. The battery is fine as well as the alternator but when i turn the key or jump the sollenoid, I cant get the starter to crank and turn the engine at all. The sollenoid clicks every time I try to start but the starter itself only clicks sometimes. before this happened, it was idling strangely and smelled heavily of carbon and a little of gas. tried jumpstarting, tried hammering the starter, tried jumping the sollenoid but still no crank.
PS How would I know if it is a MAF sensor or any other sensor?

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If you have the proper voltage at the starter, (battery voltage) and the starter won't turn, it is the starter or the engine. Try turning the engine over with a wrench on the harmonic balancer.

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