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Does not crank...Everything else lights up. Any ideas before I replace the starter?

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2000 B5 GLS Wagon ATQ - 2.8 V6...Just replaced the water pump (!) two weeks ago. Car ran fine for 5 or 6 days and then - No Crank! Checked the fuses, electrical getting to the solenoid when the key is turned. Anything else to try before I commit to a new starter/solenoid?

TIA for keeping this geriatric (197,800 miles) VW on the road!

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Did the test lamp test on the old starter. Passed. Have spent three days taking more and more pieces off the chassis to get the old starter out. Sure wish Bentley would fix my online access so I could see how it is supposed to be done.

Starter final out - Top bolt from the back, bottom bolt from the front? Who does that?
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