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2000 95 se wagon clicks but won't turn over to start

Was working fine this morning. Stopped for coffee and then problem arose. Just bought it the other day, thinking it would be a very reliable car. I (looks well maintained and ran fine till this except for throwing a 133 (O2 sensor) code.

Now I discover that local mechanics won't even look at it. Had it towed home. Lots of charge in the battery

I have basic tools and basic knowledge from fixing old American cars when I was younger. I do my own brakes and fluid changes, etc.

I'm thinking starter or starter solenoid but if anyone has confronted a similar situation and knows of something else worth checking before I go swapping parts I'd be grateful to hear about it. Thanks.


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Check all the large cables, at battery , engine block and starter for corrosion or loose bolts, you can also do the tap the starter with the hammer test, thats what you do if you have a full battery and solenoid clicking, means starter is on its way out

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