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When i turn the key in the ignition the dashboard lights come on but when i try to start it the engine wont turn, it acts like its not getting enough power, whats wrong?

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I would take off the battery terminals and clean them . While the battery is disconnected check that the connections on the starter are also clean and not dirty or corroded. Hook the battery back up and see if the cleaning helps. If it starts the same , Tap on the starter with a plastic hammer to see if this causes an improvement in the starters operation. If it does , you probably need to replace the starter brushes (about $35). You could also price a rebuilt starter (probably $1000. A whole starter may be a better option than rebuilding yours because of the age of the automobile.

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