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It wont start

My uncle put a new battery in there and tried to start it up and i wont start.. Wut make be the problem?

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Assuming that the connections are correct, you could have dirty battery terminals, bad starter-motor, blown fuse, bad iginition-switch.
If aall the above are good, take out the starter-motor to a shop to test it.

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