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Won't start I get a single loud click when I turn the key. I replaced the starter and it worked for a day, intermitantly. I replaced the relay but no change, I just get a single loud click. What do I do next?

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  • MD_Tsar Oct 03, 2008

    Same prob.. often… I will turn the key and get one click and it won’t start was told I needed a new battery, replaced the old one (yes cleaned cable ends). Three days later same problem. Little round Black box next to battery with 2 bolts sticking out of it with one connecting to battery,( I thought this was a solenoid but I was told its actually attached to the starter? so I dont know what to call it) Jump across them with a insulated screwdriver with key in on position and starts right up (at least I am not getting stranded any more.) Any ideas?

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The first thing I would do is what my dad always told me. I can still hear him say, " Did you clean the battery cables?" I had a 93 explorer and it had some goofy connector that allowed the cable to be removed with a wing nut. If you have something like that, take it off. The fewer connections that have to be tight, the better. Get a wire brush and make both the cable and the battery posts shine. Sometimes you have to take the bolt out of the cable and clean it to remove the corrosion. The junk on there will keep you from being able to get the cable tight. You may have to change the bolt. After that, get a volt tester and check the voltage on the battery. It should have almost 13 volts. Definitely more than 12. If the battery is more than 5 years old, I would just get a new one. Let me know how it works out.

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