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Starter motor will not make contact and will not turn over. Makes no noise.

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Stupid question is always is the battery dead. If the battery is good I would take the starter off and hook it up to the battery directly to see if it works. If not then you just need a new starter. If it does work with just the battery you might have a bad selinoid or short in the line. A blown fuse is always another possibility but I have never seen a blown ignition fuse. Always worth a quick check first though.

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The grinding noise is the starter hitting the fly wheel. This means that the starter is spinning but may not be engaging all the way. Your Flywheel is probably missing a few teeth now. I recommend replacing starter and flywheel. If you're on a tight budget then you could just replace the starter but it will cost you more in the long run.

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