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Car does not start, Lights work, makes no effort to turn over will not Jump start.

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  • bennmyo Oct 08, 2008

    new battery, wires seem ok, turn key hear just fuel pump but just a click, no starter. After two or three turns the starter finally engages and will start. More of a problem when its cold outside. Last time I had the problem there was a grinding sound after the car started. Tapped the starter with a hammer, it went away. Is this a bad starter or could it be something electronic.

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I to have this no start problem. The lights are good volts to the starter, ground wire is a little green but it does cross with volt meter. There is a bad connection somewhere. Altenator wire needs a liitle attention but should not affect the starting issue. HELP PLEASE. Thank you Kevin

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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You probably need a new battery, have alternator and battery checked.

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