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Replaced starter solenoid, battery new and fully charged, will not turn over. anyone have a suggestion what to do next? money tight, need to do myself.

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Hi Tiff , you need to do some voltage testing ,this is the best way to find out what is wrong ! It's called voltage drop testing ! You have a battery , a starter an battery cables connecting the two ! Battery cables can corrode inside the insulation where you can't see it ! You need a volt meter to do it , you can buy one for $ 10.00 at radio shack or a auto parts store ! I will send a link for a youtube video on how to do it . Does the starter click when you try to start it ? Voltage Drop Testing Voltage Drop Test Delco Remy Tech Tip

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    It could be a relay also an or the pcm - engine computer ! What year ,make an model car is it ? Newer vehicles have BCM - body control moduels and others an there share data on a serial communication network. there are anti theft systems that send a coded message an if it's not right it won't let the car start ! are there any lights lit on your dash, check engine , Security ?

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Check ignition. if starter and batter is good its a possiblity its ignition related .also check alternator too

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The only way to know what the problem is to check. But the problem is definitely from either the battery, the solenoid or the starter. Since you are hearing the clicking sound, it simply means voltage is getting through the solenoid, but there might not be enough voltage to spin the starter. So try to start with the battery and cables.

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Next thing to do is check the wiring connections on the solenoid and starter. If they clean and tight. Also check the solenoid ground connection or its mounting, if there is any rust or corrosion, there can be an interference with the amps too.

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#1) Double Check your Battery Charge it and clean Your Battery Posts and your Battery Cables ,Make sure there is NO Corrosion Hidden Under the Cables

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