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The positive and negative wires on the starter touched and i fried the starter. i replaced it and the battery cables and put a new battery in. but the starter is not turning over. i check the fuses but thats not the problem either. i'm lost please help!

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  • carcrashryah Oct 02, 2008

    The wires did not touch but the starter is turning so slowly it sounds like a growl. The battery is new, the alternator tested good, and the starter tested fine at Autozone. Still sounds like the battery is dead when trying to start.

  • Tyler May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the starter solenoid to make sure that is working?

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Also check your cables are clean and tight at your battery and starter......having a loose cable will cause this as well.

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