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Q: Car won't start after installing new starter

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My car won't start even though I have a new starter.

A: Greetings. I would start first by double ch...

Greetings. I would start first by double checking the starting system for faults.  A common issue owners of your particular vehicle may face is the ignition switch becoming faulty. The contacts inside the switch will wear overtime and lose the ability to make good contact. A faulty ignition switch may also exhibit the same conditions that a bad starter does. To ensure the right part is replaced I suggest that a professional technician inspects the starter relay, solenoid, and ignition switch to diagnose why your car will not start.

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