My car won't start. I think my starter is dead.
If the vehicle doesn’t crank it could be the starter, battery, or ignition switch. If your headlamps come on when commanded, it’s not the battery, if the headlamps dim when cranking, it’s not the ignition switch. Always check connections for corrosion and tightness. If you need help, find a qualified technician like one from YourMechanic who can diagnose your car’s starting issue and replace your starter if necessary.
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