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Turned key on,lights on ignition go like its aflat battery but not,lights go on ok,told it could be starter motor,took starter motor out an use battery to test it while it was starter out of engine,starter went good,how do u no that it is the starter motor

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Easier to test in the car. Put starter back in the car. First, please try to jump start the car. If it will jump and start, starter is OK. If it will not jump start, go to the starter with a screwdriver. Use the screwdriver to short the big red-wire terminal to the small terminal on the solenoid. Be very careful not to short the big red-wire terminal to anything else, or you will get a big spark. If the battery, starter, and solenoid are good, the car will crank. If it does not crank, try again while jumping the battery to another car. If it cranks, the battery is low or the terminals need to be cleaned and tightened. If you have more questions, please reply.

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    Jamie Allen Jan 06, 2011

    I also have same problem could u be more specific what do you mean short big red wire female dont know much about cars cant afford shop I dont even know where starter is all I get is nothing first 2 or 3 times trying to start then a click then nothing again

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