Question about 2004 Pontiac Vibe
Went to start car yesterday morning and only heard a clicking noise. Had batter tested, it was good. Man at parts store said to bring in starter to be tested. Can't find Repair manual locally, need to know how to remove the starter.
The clicking you are hearing is the starter solenoid. This is a relay that applies 12 volts to the starter motor when you turn the key.
I agree with the parts man, it is probably your starter. Put your car on jack stands, (don't trust the jack itself to support the car with you under it) Disconnect your ground lead on your battery. When you get under the car there will be 2 (sometimes 3) wires attached to the starter. One is a large size wire coming from the starter. It will usually be red. There will be a smaller wire connected to a separate terminal on the startere. disconnect both wires. There will be 2 bolts holding the starter to the engine. Usually 1/2 inch or 9/16 size.. Remove the bottom bolt first. remove the top bolt and as it is about to come out you will have to hold the startere with one hand whilr you remove the 2nd bolt.. THAT'S IT
Take it to the parts store and they can check it for you. BTW, a new solenoid should come already mounter to the new starter.
Hope this helps. Good Luck Loringh
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
Clean both the battery terminals. The battery can be perfect but if the terminals are corroded you will get the clicking sound indicating that there is not enough power going into starter to start car.
Posted on Oct 30, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Nov 05, 2013 | 1999 Plymouth Voyager
Jul 09, 2012 | 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis
Sep 19, 2011 | 2003 Honda Pilot
Sep 03, 2011 | Dodge Caravan Cars & Trucks
Jul 16, 2011 | 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora
Jun 25, 2011 | 2005 Kia Sorento
Dec 09, 2010 | 1995 Jeep Cherokee
Aug 06, 2010 | Ford Ranger Cars & Trucks
Mar 05, 2009 | 2001 Buick LeSabre
Aug 22, 2008 | Hyundai Motor 2003 Sonata
407 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!