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1990 Plymouth Acclaim won't start.

My 90' Acclaim decided to stop turning on for me the other day, and I'm looking for some help. The battery is fully charged and all, but when i turn the key the engine doesn't turn over or anything. I can hear some high pitched whine and the sound of the fuel pump (or something). Any help would be appreciated

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  • sceeve Jun 10, 2008

    Thanks. I'll go check them out when it stops raining out

  • Jesse Sep 09, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, but it only didn't start once. It starts
    but sometimes it'll make that same sound and the length of the sound
    before turning over will vary. The terminals are corroded with one side powdery and the other gooey. The powdery side is starting to break apart, but I kind of squished it back together and cleaned everything off and it seems stable and tight at the moment. So, the connections are fine, but I'm still worried that it won't start again because of the difficulty of turning over. Could it be that I need a new battery or could it possibly be the starter?

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Check your battery terminal connections first. The starter draws much more current than your accessory panel and a loose connection at the battery is a good place to start. Corrosion at the terminals can be a problem also. Post your results from this test and we'l go from there.

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