Will not start

Tiny
LINDAJOHNSON
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  • 1999 SATURN SC1
  • 126,000 MILES
Car won't start, it clicks, and the lights come on and radio comes on, but it won't crank. Had starter replaced and it comes on after it had set over night. New battery voltage good.
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Thursday, December 20th, 2012 AT 5:08 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Just to cover the basics. Have you tried to jump start the vehicle?
As you know the battery can have enough power to turn on the lights and accessories, but not enough to start the engine.
So first try to jump start it.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-jump-start-car-battery-using-jumper-cables

If you are able to jump start it and the vehicle runs normal than it is a bad battery and needs to be replaced.

If it still just clicks, then the issue could be a bad starter or a bad connection to the starter.
Make sure the battery cable is secured both on the battery terminal and the starter and clear of any corrosions.

Here is a helpful guide:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/starter-not-working-repair

I have attached diagrams for your reference.

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you.
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