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Why would a car just click when trying to start other than the cause of a bad battery?

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2004-12-18 22:37:00
2004-12-18 22:37:00

A bad starter. A loose connection @ the terminal ends-the battery cables-the starter solonoid-IF IT has Rubber covers around the battery ends corrosion from battery acid could cause it.EVEN a bad ground on the engine from the battery 2 the frame.(battery cables) The battery cable ends could be corroded and should be cleaned. The next step would be to check the starter selenoid and then the starter.

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no it doesn't Corrosion on the top of a car battery can allow electrical flow from one post to the other which will drain the battery.

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