My car drove fine to work, and when i got home to change and leave, my car diee. the battery works fine, but it just doesn't click/start. i purchased a new starter too, but it still isn't working.. could it be something else?
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i think its a 12 v batt. colt around 7 bucks. make sure itls the right one and not having stuff jammed into the button in some womans purse. Other than that make sure the battery is alkaline and not carbon. read the label
If it does not crank, it could be the key switch, the neutral safety switch, or the starter. While you are under the car you need to check to see if you have power on the purple wire at the starter solenoid when the key switch is in the start position. That is power coming from the key switch thru the neutral safety switch that energizes the starter solenoid.
If you just hear a click, try this:
This procedure usually works:
·Check the battery cable connections:
Make sure the positive cable, makes a good connection at the battery and at the starter. Make sure the negative cable makes a good ground connection at the battery and (preferably) at the engine.
·Check the battery the simple way, like this:
Turn on the headlights, then try to start the car.If the headlights do not dim or go out, then the battery is likely ok.
·Check the starter and solenoid:
If the wiring looks ok, then look at the starter solenoid for a good connection, and proper voltage at the starter(10 volts minimum while cranking).
If the starter spins and no crank, the problem is most likely the Solenoid's bendix gear is stuck.
Have someone hit (not too hard) the starter while you try to start the car. This usually works by dislodging a stuck bendix gear.
·Make a simple test of the alternator:
If you can, somehow get the engine running, measure the voltage at the battery. It should be at least 13.6 volts to properly charge the battery.
2 ideas , your battery and your starter is of concern,because you stared it and was able to drive it home leaves me to know that the alternator does charge, starter clicks,sounds like battery going out ,have the battery replaced and by the way make sure a clean battery connection are nice and clean
change battery cables.if your battery over 5 years over replace it.i had same problem with batteries after 5 years .i am looking at starter you replace starter relay . but the starter could have a open circuit.take it off have it tested at auto zone or advance auto. they wont charge you to test it.