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When I put the key in and turn it it sounds like the solenoid but now will not even engae the starter...coincidentally the radio has major static leading me to believe a wire /ground might be the problem

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My Son had same problem. Without warning the starter would not engage. I checked all connections, power to starter, ect. Solution: needed new starter. Sorry, but sometimes starters just go out, without warning signs.

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