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Hi Devilster,

Checkout this thread:

I had identical symptoms on my Clio, which I fixed today by fitting a new earth strap. The old one (which took me ages to find) was really badly corroded and crumbled in my hands. Another guy on the thread had the same problem.

You can test it by putting a jump cable from the Negative terminal on the battery to the Engine Block. If the starter turns then it is definitely the earth strap.

Suggest you start there. Seemed like a major problem, but if the starter isn't turning over then the circuit isn't complete and if the starter is new then I think its a safe bet the earth is gone.

Hope it helps.
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