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Car won't start. I get a low clicking noise/hum. Removed and tested the battery. It checked out fine. Lights, all warning lights, dome light, and radio all work still.

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Starter probally shot, or broken wire on or near starter, make sure is good on frame or motor...

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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