Q: Car doesn't turn over when I turn the key.

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Won't turn over when starting.

I would start with the battery and have it load tested. When the batteries get old they may not take a charge. It is showing all the classic signs of a bad battery. If the battery is good you need to check the battery terminals. Make sure they are clean and there is no corrosion on them. if they are ok, you will need to have a technician test the power to the starter.

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