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Starter will not turn over motor. Battery = o.k. Terminals at battery = o.k. Interior lights = good no dimming when start attempted. I cannot locate the starter to check the connections! Any suggestions about what else to check?? Thanks, John Timmons

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If it is the immobiliser problem, how would you attend to it ?

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Hi the chances are the selenoid has seized inside the starter so your going to need to replace the starter motor, you should be able to find it if you follow the live wire from the battery it should go towards the bottom of the engine near where the engine bolts to the gearbox.

you could try hitting the starter with a hammer a few times to free it up, this may work a couple of times but dont rely on it lasting long doing this.
if you have a manual gearbox what you can also try is to put the car in say second gear then get someone to give you a little push just to turn the engine over slightly then try starting with the key this should then engage the starter.

How ever the problem could also be an immobiliser problem so if the car wont start off a push with manual box then this could indicate the imob is not turning off.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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Yep, check the neutral saftey switch on the transmission & find the starter. When you find the starter,tap on it with a hammer or something while someone trys to start it. If it starts, replace the starter.

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