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Put in a new battery, starter clicks, but engine won't turn over. Cleaned all contacts and all connections are tight. Before buying new battery, tried jumping with the old one, almost got it started but then went back to just clicking. Thought it was the battery but apparently not. Oh yeah 93 corolla 1.8L

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You got a weak starter, Gary

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If the starter makes a click that means that you have current to the starter relay (selenoid) you can replace the starter relay but most of the time are the copper contacts inside that close the circuit to energize the starter foward to start spinning. The contacts are burn bu used

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