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Q: Starter won't turn over

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The starter won't turn over. I thought it was the battery, but I put in a new one and it still won't start. I think the battery cabling is bad.

Hi there. It is possible for the cables to develop excess resistance over time due to rust and corrosion, however, there could be an issue with the starter itself. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, would be able to inspect the starting issue and make sure everything is working properly.

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