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Starting problem will not start. even when jumped. its like it doesnt have a connection. battery is good not sure about anything else

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Check the starter solenoid. If it is a manual transmission, try catching it in gear. If it starts and runs, then the problem is probably the starter solenoid. You can buy a rebuild kit at parts for cheap.

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