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WOULD A STARTER BE THE PROBLEM IF THE CAR NEEDED A JUMP

I gave my friend a jump then i started need jumps however for a while the jumps workd its not the alternator cause we took the battery out and it ran the battery was someone new well on the last attempt to jump it the car wouldnt jump and just clickd then it finially started with the jump however it never clickd before it would start directly up just the last time it didnt want to start at all and also the lights and everything would still come on but it would just click when i tried to start it but then when we jump it it would also start up

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Your starter solenoid is the problem.Replace the solenoid.

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Have a 1998 dogde neon gave two friends a jump 5min apart now my car want start it only click


Hi Ceecee:
Hopefully it's just that your battery is low.
Get a jump to get you started.
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I have a D5805 STARTER-UP 400 Jump Starter and need instructions for it. where can I get them.


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read all the instructions before useing it as jump starting is always fit red [POS] cable to both cars or batterys first and then fit the black cable lead last,when finished remove the Earth lead [black]First with car doing the charging turned off.
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What is wrong when you turn the key to start and the radio and all the instruments turn on but the starter doesn't click and the engine doesn't turn on even after trying to jump start it


Dead battery

Dangerous practice to try & jump a dead battery

The battery cables could be loose at either end or corroded internally

Most likely the battery is worn out, if original to car
since it was new, or the starter solenoid is worn

You do not want to jump any vehicle made after the
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My 2003 galant runs but when i shut it off i need a jump i had a service engine light on and it said i needed a camshaft sensor replaced now nomore light but car still wont start without jumps


Needing a jump can mean several things.
The cables could be dirty or not tight again, the battery may be loosing power if the car sits, and so on.
Someone would need to check the battery with a meter when it won't crank and find out if the battery is fully charged, and if the starter is getting power.

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Situation: My battery has died. I would like to place my car in Neutral so that I can have another car give me a jump. Problem: I cannot place my car in neutral because my car will not allow me to...


You need a portable jump starter, may be a friend has one, or swap batteries with another car that has a battery similar to yours (I.E. top vs Side posts and size) a size that will fit same or a little smaller OK and polarity same so you don't cross connect or reverse the polarity remember the + red post goes to red+ and the - black goes to black- post. Then start move car to roomier area then swap battery back then jump start to get it home. and remember to charge your battery with a charger driving does not fully charge and a low battrey may start your car but it makes the starter get hotter from pulling higher amps for a longer time.
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Car won't start. clicks.


Try turning your car over with the interior lights on. If they dim way down, you have a weak or dead battery. You may be able to have it charged.

You can try a "jump start", but only if you are certain that you know what you are doing- if you have any doubt, have a friend who knows how help, or ask a mechanic. If not done properly, jump starting a car can not only be hazardous to both vehicles, but it can lead to serious personal injury.

Many of the risks associated with "jump starting" apply to charging a battery, so please apply the same cautions.

If after either a "jump start" or charging the battery get your car started, GREAT! You will need to follow through to make sure your battery is OK, though.....
- Take your car to a good service center and ask them to test your battery. They will connect a device that will stress test your battery to make sure it is holding a charge like it should. If it cannot pass the test, you need to replace your battery.

Finally.....
If the interior lights do NOT dim when you try to start your car, the problem is either the starter relay, the starter solenoid, or the starter itself.

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I have a 96 Dodge Intrepid and it wil not start. it clicks when you try to start it. All of the lights in the car are on. the battery has been charged. it cut off on me a few days ago and i thought i...


solenoid clicking, troubleshooting steps: Run 3 tests to troubleshoot.

1. try to jump start at battery terminals
2. unhook the jumpers and try to jump the solenoid following procedures at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6222268-engine_doesnt_crank_turn_over (see picture there--make sure car is in park or neutral)
3. Only if #1 and #2 fail to crank the engine, smack the starter motor (not the solenoid) with a hammer and then try to start.

Based on results of above tests, here are solution options:

If smacking the starter is the only test that worked, you have a dead spot on the starter commutator--replace the starter.

If it will jump start but will not crank by jumping the solenoid, check to make sure the battery terminals are clean and tight.

If it will not jump start and will not crank even by jumping the solenoid, the problem is either the cable to the starter or the starter/solenoid itself.
check the big red wire that goes from the battery to the starter and make sure it is strong and tight at both ends. If that is good, replace the starter/solenoid.

If it will not jump start but will crank when the solenoid is jumped, the problem is with the start circuit not getting sufficient current to the solenoid. This usually only happens when there is a separate starter relay (in the engine compartment relay box) that is worn out. Replace the starter relay.

Please let me know if you have questions.

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