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you may have a bad starter relay, or bad starter colenoid, best solution, have starter relay checked, if good, replace starter, does it click when you try to start?but won't? clicking indicates bad battery connections, bad starter colenoid, or simply bad starter. sometimes it's better to replace the whole starter, considering how much it costs to check all the above. suggest that you have battery checked for free at autozone or advance automotive for free. if battery checks good, replace starter. if you accept my solution and it works, let me know via and thank you for choosing

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How do i know if starter is the problem on my 99 alero?car just clicks once and will not turn on.

one way to see if the starter is bad is to jump the terminals on the starter if it rolls over the starters good if it does not then the starter or large positve battery cable is bad probily just a starter though.

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Bad hot wire, bad cround or bad starter. Use jumper cables to jump from battery directly to the starter. If it doesn't turn over the starter has a problem. If it does, than you have eather a bad ground or hot lead going to the starter. Use a DC volt meter or a test light to see if its got power coming from the starter button. Do all that and you'll know the answer.

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When you say you know the battery is good, how do you know? Did you check the battery with a voltmeter and, if so, what is the reading? Check the battery cables for loose connections, check the connection at the starter, if loose, tighten. If all of this has been done and the car still will not turn over, it is probably either the Bendix in the starter is bad or the starter itself is bad. Pull the starter and have it tested, I would be willing to bet it is bad...any autoparts store should be able to test it and should be able to sell you a new or re-built starter. Hope this helps, let me know!

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