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My 2002 Sable has a total of 25000 miles. It has been in storage for the past seven years, with only 3000 miles contributed during that period. I am not able to start it now. Apparently battery is charged, but starter will not turn motor when engaged--just makes repetitive clicks when switch is engaged. Is some way available to manually turn the engine to see if it is free? Would removing spark plugs result in lighter load for starter to at least spin the engine?

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A battery is only good for 5 yrs, if its used every day. id assume you need a good hot battery because yours does not have the cold cranking amps to turn the car over. have it tested at autozone. if thats not the issue , then the motor is locked up from not being used. seized

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