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Installed new starter, car tries to turn over but will not start

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  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    My 2003 Yukon tries to start but won't turn over. I can get it to start by just continually trying to start it. The starter is good and the connections or also.


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Hi, This may not be a solution so don't rate it if it doesn't work! I'd suggest that you check that the cables to the starter have clean and tight connections - and also that the earthing / grounding cable from the battery to the chassis is also making a good connection. The poor connection is likely the one which gets hot when you crank the engine. Many people buy a new starter motor when all they need to do is to clean the battery connections to the starter itself and to ground.
Hope this helps you a bit. D.

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Battery could be low, can you recharge the battery and then send more information.

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