Q: Will not start when clutch is pushed in, starter is good,get all my lights but no turnover of motor

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Started fine all day then that evening would not start, next morning fired right up, then I checked it before I left, turned off key and it would not start again

My car has 138000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Starters motors can have intermittent operation. With a fully charged battery, if the starter motor does not run that signifies an electrical problem in the starter circuit or a problem with the starter motor itself. If there is power to the starter motor and yet it doesn’t run, the starter is condemned and replaced. Alternatively, if there is no power to the starter, or there is a big voltage drop anywhere on the circuit to the starter, then the circuit has to be traced until the fault in the circuit is found. Notably, faults can include high resistances, due to corrosion, wire strand breaks, or loose terminals, which can only be diagnosed using a voltage drop test. Regardless of what the underlying cause of the no start condition is, if you desire that a certified mechanic resolve this promptly, please simply request a no start diagnostic and the responding mechanic will get it diagnosed and repaired for you. Please let us know if you have further concerns or questions as we are always here to help you.

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