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Car will not start, tried jump/ no start, positive cable at starter was not tight< tightened down with 5 turns...still no start. when we turn ignition the sound is not a rattle like battery low yet it sounds like the starter ingages but only a split second......we are stuck at a truck stop and i think we have enough tools to take the starter off but funds are to low to buy a starter. we are going to pray for another good samartitan to help and try a jump again.....a passer bye said possibly the starter or solinoid is 'hung up" and to beat on the starter housing and that may free it if it is so he said "hung up'.earlier this morning(we have been here awhile) we turned the ignition switch while the engine was running....Can you please advise us........God bless you if you can or even if you can not...

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Because the cable was loose, this caused the amperage to discharge on the battery, the battery may

look like it has enough voltage, but a battery can have the right voltage ,but not enough amperage to

engage the starter. my suggestion would be to disconnect one side of the battery, put booster cables

on the battery let charge from 15 to 20 minutes if possible then reconnect the battery, then try to boost

the car. if this does not work the only other alternative is to take it to an autoparts store where they can

check the battery or starter, but if it was working fine pryor, it may not be the starter. a starter pulls a lot

of amps from the battery to drive the starter that requires a lot of torque to turn the motor over. places

like autozone, oreilly's, advance auto parts have equipment to check electrical devices at no charge to

you the customer. I hope this helps, good luck!

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From ur explanation, m sure ur starter brushes are worn n no longer give u enuf conduct when u start. These usualy come in sets of two or four n they are fairly easy to replace, but b4 u open it try tapping on the solenoid if it is stuck it might help. Also make sure u make regular checks to ur electrical wires to ensure that are always tight coz tht dd cost u sme amperage. If this doesnt help, get an expert 2 look at ur car.

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