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checked battery power,no sound when cranked but good battery

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Hello Preachreese:

First, check wiring from the battery to the starter motor. If OK, check the starter by temporarily connecting the primary (small terminal) on the starter solenoid (the round canister on top of the starter)to the large terminal. If the starter is OK, it will spin. If no, starter is bad.

If you replace the starter, get a quality unit from either Delco or dealer as opposed to a rebuilt from a big box automotive store. The reason is that these rebuilts are often of sub-standard quality and you'll end up replacing the starter multiple times before getting a good one.

Best of luck,

Bob  

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Robert Russell

Expertise

Mechanical, Body, Historical, MOPAR, GM, Ford, Packard, 1930-1975

Experience

Former Chrysler Tech., Project Manager for Antique and Classic Car Dealership. Owner/Driver of Classic Cars Since 1972

Organizations
AACA, North GA Mopar Club, Packards International, W.P. Chrysler Club

Education/Credentials
High School Auto Shop plus Adult Night School

Past/Present Clients
California Car Company, Roswell, GA

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