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Ignition doesnt startup engine.

Had all fluids changed, in prep for running car for summer months. Placed brand new battery in car.  Went to start car the other afternoon...nothing. No sound when key turned in ignition.  Is this the starter now gone> If so, can I replace it myself???

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If the car was running fine befor you did what you did, then it is probably due to your actions. In particular would be the Battery. If the cables connected to the battery poles are not tight or are dirty (chalky) then you may not be getting power. If you have a voltage tester you should be able to un clip the single clip to the starter unite and see what current you get when you have someone turn the key. If the current is ok then it may(?) be your starter. I just changed mine and while it is not easy, it can be done...Someone with the right shop experience would be able to troubleshoot this for you and find out just what the problem is...

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