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Has not been started in 2 years.getting power to starter but will not click in.

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Hi there
Tap the starter motor and solenoid with the wooden (handle) part of the hammer to loosen the internal workings, a possible layer of rust formed on the inside of the starter.

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First use jumper cables. off a running donor car.
if that works then now you know why.
if not more tests
1988 is it a automatic or manual?
what engine?
if the battery is fresh and charged , hot wire the starter.
does that crank it fast?

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Then the solenoid is bad R&R

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