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My Jeep fails to turn over when I try to start it. I replaced the battery. I removed the hot cable when it was running and it continued to run so it is not the alternator. I checked down around the starter and found no loose connections at all. The battery ground is clean and tight, What could be the problem.

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It could be your silanoid in the starter or the starter in genral. An also now days with computers in the cars it is not a good idea to remove the hot cable while its running it can damage the computers and cause major problems. Hope this helps

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