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Battery was dead charged it up and tryed to start car but starter doesn't ingage but everything else works good was starting good before the battery went dead from sitting for a couple of months

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More then likely you have a bad battery, if you feel battery is charge up, turn your head light's on , try to start car, if your head light go dim your battery needs to be replace it has bad cell's.Hope this was helpful.

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you meant its a NO CRANK engine.
silent starter, say the word silent.
even the starter relay must click.
and if head lamps die, so will be the starter.
due to a dead battery,
sounds like a bad battery to me. dead or only
DISCHARGED.
if the Charge/battery lamp is off in the cluster driving. its ok. the alternator.

starter car with the jumper cables connected
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only live jumps matter. or you go know where.
if you want to walmart they have tool there that
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battery
and for phantom drains all in 6 min work, the tool does all the work.

if the battery is charged, it will crank I bet
its discharging.
for 1 of 3 reasons.
1: its bad.
2: the charge system is dead.
3: phantom drains, it goes dead as you sleep
the head lamps dead is the big clue there.

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