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Remove the starter and bench test it with auto booster cables /put the black on the starter case and touch the stud on the rear of the starter. It should spin rapidly and the drive should advance if neither
happens the starter will need rebuilding or replacing. if the starter spins rapidly but the drive does not advance you may only need to replace the drive.

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