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cummins 5.9 starter doesn't work

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I have Dodge Ram 5.9L 1999 year pickup truck and bought a new cummins 5.9 starter from ebay on Aug then went to Mexico on a business trip until last week I went home.
I just installed it yesterday and it doesn't work.
It is the correct part and fits well but the cummins starter was installed and does not turn over or start.
We tried testing it with good electrical connections and it will not work.
Is it a faulty cummins starter ? It has been 2 months and ebay doesn't allow me to return.
Or any parts should I check ?
Pls advise.
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Bad starter or positive battery cable if it does nothing when jumping both little wire and cable post. If you have the old one try just putting some new contacts in the solenoid for 30 bucks. 90% of the time that is all that is wrong with them.
In the truck jump the little post from the big one and see if it works. If so it is in the ignition switch wiring.
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