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Possible cause. I think 90 percent of the time a connection is bad on the battery plus or minus post and you need to disconnect and clean them real good. Put a little bearing grease on them also. 5 percent of the time the nuts are loose on the starter relay post or battery cable post on the starter. The next things are the external or internal starter relay is bad and lastly the starter is shot. A test light or voltmeter makes locating the problem a snap. Check the wiring between the engine and the chassi of the car or connect the engine directly to the battery - (negative)
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Answer There are a few possibilities: Low battery, either because the alternator isn't keeping the battery charged or the battery is old and has faile…d. Corroded battery terminals, usually an indicator that the battery is blowing acid fumes. Batteries usually don't last long after the terminals start to corrode. Faulty starter solenoid. Answer IT SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE YOUR STARTED CYLINOID
Answer Then your battery is still not charged. The clicking sound is the solenoid that has a little gear on it that engages with the ring gear of the engin…e to spin it. There is a certain amount of voltage needed to push that solenoid into the ring gear and your battery isn't putting out enough. You'll need a jump to get started and then need to consider the battery.
Answer check the fuses some cars have them under the hood as well as in the car Check ignition coil or coils Check to see if battery is grounded ok Answer … Dead battery? Bad battery cable? Check and clean all battery cables.
What does it mean when your car makes one click and and does not start and the battery is fully charged?
Answer Most likely the starter solenoid needs replacement
Answer Answer Check your alternator--a lot of times they go about the same time (for no reason).
with today cars there are several relays which are used to send electricity to certain parts of your electrical system, such as a fuel pump relay, or a starter relay. one thin…g i tell people to do is have some one try to start your car with the lights on if the lights go off while trying to start the battery is dead . if the lights stay lit with very little dimness then you have a starter problem. Could be loose or dirty battery terminals, bad cable, starter solenoid. load test battery just because it has 12 volts does not mean there is enough amps to turn over check corroded terminals especially side terminals pull them off and pull bolt out and check both sides for corrosion
If it starts with jumper cables you still have a battery problem. The battery is too small, is not charged, or you have a bad cable or connection.
you might have shorted out something-started, but the same thing happened to me, and it was the stupidest thing in the world and wouldn't hurt to check, do u have an alarm sy…stem? my car has a trip sensor so when the battery is changed or shorted to try to hotwire, alarm is automatically applied, and wont start with the alarm on The clicking sound is the starting relay and is typical of a battery with low voltage. You didn't state the reason the old battery was replaced. If it was because of age, the above alarm issue may be the cause. If the old battery was only a couple of years old and not holding a charge, there could be a slow drain from short. If it worked when first installed and within a few starts it is failing, then I would suspect something in the charging circuit. A good alternator will put out about 14 volts at the battery terminals with the engine running.
Batteries don't "click," but other parts do. If you're hearing that "click," it's probably the starter solenoid trying to engage. Either the battery's charge is low, the start…er solenoid has failed, or the starter motor itself has failed. On some older cars, especially Fords, the "click" could also be a remote starter relay.
there are two connections to the positive side of the battery, one to the starter, one to the accessories. some times corrosion get in between these two pieces. To correct thi…s, i actual bought a battery with both positive connectors, (post and screw in) i hooked the starter up to one + part and the accessories to the other +. haven't had a problem since. Hope this helps
My 1998 Pontiac Sunfire makes a clicking sound when you try to start the car and we tried to charge the battery and still would not start?
Had the car been starting OK until this problem surfaced? If so, the starter is probably eliminated as a culprit. If the battery cable connections are loose and/or cru…ddy, either at the battery or at the other ends of those cables, (black goes to a ground, red goes to the starter) you will not have a good current path to the starter. I'd check to make sure all those connections are clean and tight. If the battery charger didn't have a good connection to the battery, it probably would not have charged it. FriPilot
A number of things could be wrong in this instance. The battery could have just enough power to drive the solenoid responsible for engaging the starter, or (if the battery is …known to be good) the starter itself could be going bad. The starter is nothing more than an extremely powerful electric motor designed to turn the crankshaft of the engine. Like all electric motors, it has coils of wires to generate an electromagnetic field. If one of these coils is bad, it will prevent the motor from generating a stable field, and prevent the starter from turning. That clicking sound is the voltage and current from the battery is being interrupted by a bad battery voltage or poor connections of the cables. Cables and connections are suspect number 1. Most problems are connections not tight. 2. Thousands buy new batteries unnecessarily because the dealer could have just tightened the connections. 3. The dealer did before his new battery went out of his store.
Maybe the starter. Does it click when you turn on the ignition? Yes and also check to see if you are getting spark and there could also be a fuel delivery problem.
Ensure jumper cables have good connection
Most likely the starter is locked up. But before you determine that Check your battery connections for cleanliness and tight no broken wires and the ground cable is clean on t…he engine side then lastly check the positive cable at the starter for cleanliness and that it's tight along with the smaller cable which is the one that closes the circuit so your solenoid and starter engage. make sure you have 12 volts. With a digital voltmeter check the voltage by probing the positive terminal and negative cable with DVM set on the closest setting to 12 DC volts. If you have good voltage. check to see if you have voltage at the small cable on the starter when you try to start it. If all the places mentioned above are within spec and still does not crank put your hand over the body of the starter and have someone attempt to crank. If you feel the click on the starter trying to engage, most like the starter has internal wear and the it can't engage. Sometimes you can temporarily get it to turn over by tapping it lightly with a hammer while trying to start the car.
In this situation it's probably a bad alternator. The brushes could be worn out. Are you sure it's your alternator? To check, start your vehicle and put a volt meter across th…e terminals on your batter ( pos to pos, neg to neg ). You should read from 12 to 14 volts. If it is lower your alternator may be bad. Also check that you have no shorts in your main battery cable. To do this, disconnect your battery (negative cable first ) and put the positive lead of your ohm meter to the disconnected positive cable and the negative lead to ground ( your disconnected neg cable will do ). You should read infinite resistance; if not a short may be causing your battery to lose a charge. If neither of these things is the problem your battery may be going bad and not holding a charge. To test this pull it and put it on a trickle charger. Most battery chargers will warn tell you if the battery is bad. If you leave it on a slow charge and don't see a higher voltage in 2 hours your battery is probably bad. Most part stores will test your alternator and battery for free but you will have to take them out and to the store.
low voltage,bad battery or alternator