if it is making a clicking noise then it is probably the starter. If its and older car jump start and take the red wire off the battery. If it shuts off its the starter. If you can get to the starter hit it with a small hammer some times they just lock up. Take it to any autozone and they will tell you for sure. it also could be the fuel pump.you didnt say what is was doing. you must figure out if it getting gas, electric
actually if you take off the battery cable and it dies its the alternator not the starter
The engine needs good battery power, fuel and spark to start and run. You are missing one of those.
articat atv366 wont start makes a cliking noise has good battery
The engine needs good battery power, fuel and spark to start and run. You are probably missing one of those.
mabe the starter solenoid
Check ignition relay. Jump the battery directly to the starter and see if the starter is any good.
Good chance that your battery is low.
Jump start car and ensure battery and alternator are good.
There are a number of reasons any car will not start with a good battery. There may be a wiring issue for example.
No, I don't.
I assume you had the battery properly tested under load. Its starts and runs when jump started so that tells me assuming the battery is in fact good that the battery cable connections to the battery are bad and need cleaning.
I have a 1998 Chevy 1500 conversion van. sometimes the van wont start when its cold and i just have lights. I had the battery checked and it is good. what do you suggest?
Jump start car and ensure alternator and battery are good.
check to make sure the screws on the battery still have a good connection.. this happened to my Chevy prism 4 times.. it turned out to only be a loose screw and a bad connection as a result. if the battery has a bead connection on prisms, all power is lost to the car.
If the car does not stay running , or wont start at all on jumping? First thought no gas. Also ignition system. alternator mainly the reason you had no power to start in the first place no battery power, this comes from the turning alternator if damaged will not maintain power to spark and no power to recharge battery.
Then something is on pulling power from the battery. Any light on the vehicle or any relay that is stuck closed.
check your battery connections (maybe loose wires)
Try getting a jump start. Could be a bad battery. If your battery is good, then you will need to get a new starter. It may be the Starter or the battery make be dead,
you probably have a problem with the battery cables
If you are 100% sure the battery and alternator are good and the battery is loosing it's charge then something is on pulling power from the battery. Can be any light or any relay on the vehicle.
Make sure connections are on tight.
What do you mean it wont do anything... will the engine turn over... is the battery good... if the battery good and the engine wont turn over as if its not receiving power to the starter then it might be a bad starter or bad starter solenoid.
fuel pump and pressure
have you checked the relay on the starter? and check the wire that runs from the started relay to the starter.
Your battery is dead (even though you have some power), jump start it and when car is running test voltage to see if alternator needs to be replaced. Also ensure battery terminals are properly secure if you have no luck.
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