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I installed a new starter motor in my 1977 1/2 ton Chevy. Hooked up all wires, hooked battery back up, turned key on ignition some dash lights and fan motor came on but not even a click from the starter.

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If this one is from somewhere like Auto zone or O'Reilly's, it is possible it is bad. Double check all of your connections and tighten as neccesary. Take jumper cable and test the starter out of the truck if neccesary. Let me know.

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check polarity of battery (if you unhooked booth leads)
is the battery any good?
you probly conected the leads to the starter incorectly (recheck them)

(the following asume your tur n key ignition system is functioning properly)
to test your tur n key system simply hook up a test light to the small lead running to the starter cylynoid "while the wire is disconected" and have a friend turn the ignition over. [dont furget to test the test light first lol]

or even got the wrong starter completly (usaly a store problem)
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iv goten brand new starters doa

is the ground strap hooked up ? is there corosian on the battery posts or any of the high amperage conections?

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dose the starter tur n the engine over
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still cant find the problem take it to a shop!
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