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Old 14 Sep 2011, 11:44 am
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Got an 02 that has been sitting for a while, 2 to 3 years, has like 59000 miles on it. The engine will not crank, replaced the starter relay, no help. Hit the starter a couple of times to see if that would losen it up a little, no help. The pos wire to the starter looks good and tight. Placed 2 fully charged batteries in it, no help. Found a trouble shooting place on the net, which said to turn on the headlights and try to turn it over, if the lights dim then it is the starter, and if it does not then it is the control circuit. Well the lights did not dim. Does anyone have any ideas before I start to throw parts at it. Oh, when u try to start it u just get a click.
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Old 14 Sep 2011, 03:40 pm
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I'm not a guru, but sounds like starter is toast. When you say "hit the starter" - do you mean with a mallet? Try putting battery cables right to starter (carefully).
If you do get it to crank, I think it'lll run like a dog from old gas....
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