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It is an electrical problem with the starter or maybe the cylinoid. Lights work fine so there is enough charge in the battery. Engine will not turn over or even crank, but the lights work fine. What should I check or repair?

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Actually the battery can have a dead cell and the lights will work ok and not even blink or dim when attempting to start, but not enough juice to turn over an engine. does it click when you try to start? could be a bad connection (cable, cable ends, solenoid, or even starter armature problem). your local auto parts store can check the battery and starter off the car if you carry it to them - free of charge.

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