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Car is ticking and will not start

Car has been stalling to go up hills past couple of days. When adjusting the seat the lights go out and when not adjusting lights ar e very dim; music still plays. Could that be the starter or the alternator?

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Hi deeweave,
My name is Dennis and I can be of assistance.
The ticking (clicking) sound is the starter solenoid clicking to complete (close) the starter electrical circuit and to insert the starter pinion in the flywheel ring gear but the starter motor does not have enough amperage available to turn the starter motor.
All this to say you have corroded battery terminals. I know this sounds stupid but think about it, The battery circuit as enough current to power the radio but not the higher current demands like head lights when you use the seat motor at the same time. Clean the battery terminals of resistance causing corrosion and the car will start and your other ignition problems will go away also. AFTER they are clean REATTACH them and cover them with a light coating of grease to keep the oxygen off and they will corrode less.
Glad to be of assistance. Please rate the solution because I can learn from your rating.
Thank you
Dennis

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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Hi weaver-willi,
My name is Dennis and I can be of assistance.
The ticking (clicking) sound is the starter solenoid clicking to complete (close) the starter electrical circuit and to insert the starter pinion in the flywheel ring gear but the starter motor does not have enough amperage available to turn the starter motor.
All this to say you have corroded battery terminals. I know this sounds stupid but think about it, The battery circuit as enough current to power the radio but not the higher current demands like head lights. Clean the battery terminals of resistance causing corrosion and the car will start and your other ignition problems will go away also.
Glad to be of assistance. Please rate the solution because I can learn from your rating.
Thank you
Dennis

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