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You need to check for power down at the starter with the key in the CRANK position.
It sounds to me like you just have a bad starter motor.
You can use a test light or a voltmeter.
Sounds good. If there is power down at the starter and it is not activating, the starter motor is bad and will need to be replaced.
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Here is the procedure..
Disconnect the negative battery cable.Raise the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.Remove the flywheel inspection cover bolts.Remove the flywheel inspection cover.Remove the electrical connections from the starter motor.
Remove the starter motor mounting bolts.Remove the starter motor.INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
Install the starter motor to the engine.NOTE: Before installing the starter motor to the engine, tighten the nut next to the cap on the solenoid BAT terminal. If this terminal is not tight in the solenoid cap, the cap may be damaged during installation of electrical connections and cause the starter motor to fail later.Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.Install the starter motor mounting bolts.Tighten the bolts to 40 N.m (30 lb ft) .
Install the electrical connection to the battery terminal on the solenoid.Tighten the battery terminal nut to 17 N.m (13 lb ft) .
Install the electrical connections to the S terminal on the solenoid.Tighten solenoid S terminal nut to 3 N.m (27 lb in) .
Install the flywheel inspection cover.Install the flywheel inspection cover bolts.Tighten the flywheel inspection cover bolts to 10 N.m (89 lb in) .
Lower vehicle.Connect the negative battery cable.
Hello! Does the starter activate and turn the engine over when trying to start the engine?
Ok, the next step is to check for battery voltage down at the starter with the key in the CRANK position. You will need an assistant to help with this.
You would use a voltmeter or a test light.