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1995 k1500 pickup,replaced battery and starter.starter kicks but does not turn over engine,cleaned battery cables,verified 12 volts to starter.cleaned ground wire at frame.I have power everywhere,windows headlights.Checked all fuses with volt meter to verify 12 volts.

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  • cthreatt Jul 04, 2010

    I replced the starter today and still smame issue

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]Bad starter probably.
I would replace it.

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

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