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Starter will not crank over. Battery is fully charged. Starter was tap on before so it got started.

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So you had to tap it to start before, now it wont start even with a tap. ?
The starter was bad, now is worse. (Usually this tap on it solution means the armature is warped. [main shaft] Could ONLY get worse)
You can whack it real good to maybe start it once or twice more, but you do need to replace the starter !

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2005 Cadillac CTS tried to crank my car all it will do is one click i took the battery to go get tested and it was 12.3 amps they said it tested fine. So i put the battery back in and same issue 1 click i...

12.3 amps is a bad battery , 500 amps is good, but you meant volts
sure. (by the way sir your battery is discharged, gets forgot?)

12.3 volts rested is a discharged,state ambient temp and can tell by how much using SOC tables.
try jumper cables, try a fully charged battery, 12.6v is fully charged at room temp, rested. barrow a charged battery for friends car.

State of charge.. at room temp.12.3 is 50% charged,
the shops dont tell you that, just GOOD battery, bad,
its your job to charge, it
then when cars starts, the alternator takes over, 100%

the reason you are not going good ,is because no voltmeter in hand. For SURE.
guessing dont work here, only tests and measurements.

1; can you try turning the cars crankshaft by hand.?
siezed, bingo
2: can you hot wire the soleniod small pin to the outside big pin
like here,
if the battery is weak, this test is useless. on all cars.
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i repeat, the battery (charged) the cables and the starter.
engine turns by hand. yes.
those are all facts.
another tack.
voltmeter across battery lugs.
crank 0v bad battery or shorted or siezed motor.
12v, starter dead open circuit.
10v typical with fast cranking.
you can see this in 2 dimensions. here.
time is the horizontal axis.

if living in Nunavut city, cancel my help.
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It not the battery its fully charged so what else ca it be ?

I just read the first post of the problem and i would say it sounds like you may have a bad starter, test the starter, you will need a testlight, you also said the battery tests good and is fully charged, the battery connections are good and tight . now move to the starter, at the rear of the starter you will find two wires. one is the size of a battery cable and should have power at all times, then on the other connection on the starter is a small wire, this is the wire you will need to test. you will need someone inside the car, have them crank and hold the key in the start postion while you test the small wire to see if it has power. if that wire has power with the key in the crank postion then the starter is bad, try tapping on the starter with a small hammer, tap lightly and sometimes that will cause the starter to make internal connection and start but also means the starter is bad. good luck and have a good day.

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