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Hello,
The starter won't turn the engine on a Mazda 3 2010.
It works on the bench and looks all good, but on the car, the plunger moves but the starter itself won't turn the engine. Even if I put the current right on it, and even with the plugs removed.
I can turn the engine from the flywheel no problem.

Thing is the car has been sitting in my backyard for 1 1/2 year and was working fine before. So I can't see how the starter could go bad just like that. And no, there isn't any corrosion.

Anything else to check before purchasing a nnew starter?
 

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The current from the starter body needs to get back to the battery somehow. Have a look at where the negative cable from the battery is attached to the body and make sure the connection is tight and clean.
 
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