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Not starting i thought that it was a starter problem so i replaced it and when i go to start it all it does is make a clicking sound and the crank is only turning about a quarter of an inch every time. i can turn over the engine by hand and it has full power if anyone has any suggestions help would be appreciated.

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The battery is fine full power. when we turn the key its a click click click sound from i think the new starter trying to turn over the engine the belt trys to turn it just seems like somthing isnt turning easy or somthing but when i turn it by hand it turns ok

Posted on May 25, 2008

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Hows the battery?

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