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What causes a clicking sound when you turn the key but it starts are a couple tries and how can you repair it?


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2004-07-27 22:09:26
2004-07-27 22:09:26

The most common reason, would be a dirty battery post, where you battery cable hooks to the battery. It could be either one or both. You need to take the cable off, and then clean the battery post, and the inside of the cable that goes over it. I don't know what kind of vehicle you have. If it's a GM with the side mount connections on the battery,it also could be a corroded cable, that you can't always see. They corrode under the insulating rubber. These usually require a new cable.


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