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My car won't sart I'm pretty sure its the starter, I'm going to replace it tomorrow but I need to drive it to the shop. I heard from a friend that u can hit it with a hammer twice and it will start. Is tis true? If so where is the starter located

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The starter is located next to the oil pan near where the engine meets the transmission. This sometimes works if the motor is seized a little or has stop in a dead section of the motor. I have tried this a dozen times on a dozen cars and it did work once but i had to tap it more than twice. Be sure not to hit to hard as to damage anything else. I hope this helps!! Thanks!!

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