Your old battery probably wasn't that bad. Check the alternator output. If it isn't working right you'll never get a fully charged battery. The battery only STORES electrical engergy. If the alternator isn't functioning properly the battery won't get charged. Most auto parts retailers will check your charging system for free. If you have a voltage meter you can do a simple test yourself. Charge the battery, either with a small homeowners battery charger or at an auto parts retailer or other shop. After the battery is charged, start the engine and use a volt meter to determine how much voltage is present at the battery. With the engine running the battery should show about 13.5 volts +/- a little bit. While watching the meter, have someone bring the engine up to about 1000 RPM, then turn on the lights, heater fan and if you have a rear window defroster, that too. The voltage shouldn't drop much, it should stay right near 13.5 Volts. If it is below 12.5 Volts with the RPM's up, the alternator isn't working.
If the battery is bad, you may only hear clicks. It could be the starter, but I would check the charge on the battery first.
Starter solenoid? Battery not fully charged?
You need to charge your battery or get a jump. Replace the battery or have it checked because it is dead.
Charge your battery or tighten the battery cables.
clicking when trying to start is usually caused by flat battery check charge in battery if not battery ,you need to eplace starter mptor
Take the battery to an auto parts store, they will test it for you for zip.
Your alternator is probably not keeping the battery charged while the car is running. You need a new alternator!!
Check your battery to see if it is fully charged and your wires are clean and tight. If so, you probably need a solonoid.
Is the new battery well charged? Is the starter bendix stuck? Is the starter ring stuck?
Bad battery, starting motor or both.
u may need your battery charged ask someone to give u a jumpstart
Dead battery or a bad connection to the battery.
Possibly the battery has run down. Process of elimination, check to make certain battery cables make good contact with the battery, charge the battery, have it tested, or receive a boost. Next if unsuccessful check the starter, and alternator.
That means the solenoid IS working, but power is too low to turn the starter. Check and if necessary clean or tighten the battery terminals. If still the same, charge your battery on slow for at least 12 hours, or get another battery.
If you are talking about a car engine and battery then it is not the battery that is clicking. It is in all probability the solenoid.
If it does nothing you have a loose or corroded battery connection. If it clicks and will not start then the starter may be frozen and or defective. I would also try jump starting it to make sure the battery is good even though it shows full charge.
there is either a bad connection to the solenoid or the solenoid itself is bad
AnswerDim lights and lots of clicks is an indication of too low a charge on the battery. When jump-starting, allow the battery to be attached to the jumper cables for about 5 minutes before trying to crank the engine. If that fails, check for loose battery cables at the battery, ground, or starter. If all connections are good, then the battery is too far gone and must be replaced. Note: You need to find out why the battery discharged - did you leave the lights on? is the alternator bad?.
Check the battery first to see if it is fully charged. If it is, clean the battery posts off. After doing this if it will not start, then suspect the starter is defective.
Sometimes the security system shuts down the ignition so you turn the key in the door lock back and forth, then try to start it. Otherwise your battery might be bad or simply a low on charge. Charge your battery or jump it then try it. If nothing then you may have a bad starter.
You're right it could be a dead battery, the starter, the soleniod, or even the alternator. My guess try jumping the car or charge the battery.
my suggestion is to go to classicalpontiac.com or performance years. Sounds like the starter - cheap easy fix.
Check to make sure the battery cable connections are clean and tight. Have the battery load tested. Test the charging system output. It takes at least 13.5 volts to charge a 12 volt battery.