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Vehicle needs to be jumped to start,battery/alternator fine.

Put in brand new battery, alternator is fine (tested). 1999 suzuki grand vitara started fine for a while then wouldn't start made clicking sound like battery is dead. Left alone started the next day. It did that a few times (not everyday). It did it again a couple of weeks later, jumped it and had no problems for a couple more weeks. 2 days ago it did it again and now needs jumped everytime to start. What could it be? The starter? The Silonoid???

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  • bto166 Nov 21, 2008

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  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2008

    All I can hear is the clicking sound. It hasn't started even after a jump, but I didn't give it much time. The battery reads fine, but it's 6 years old, so it might need replaced for its age. The lights and radio work. Was it the starter motor?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    i have the same problem battery/alternator fine.now it refused to star .when i tap the starter sometime it make an atempt to start.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Have a 2004 5.3 Flex Fuel Tahoe, Battery was recently replaced with Optima Red Top, Within a couple days remote unlock would not work had no lights or power of any kind and had to jump start my truck. Truck will run for awhile but if left sitting will need to be jumped again. Not sure where to go from here, believe its either a bad alternator or less likely a bad starter but definitely need some guidance here

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    I have a 2002 Vitara 2liter standard transmission ...new battery new alternator ..works fine till I turn it off then it will not start till the next day.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    I have a 2002 Vitara 2liter standard transmission..it has a new battery ,new alternator ..works fine until I shut it off then it will not until the next day.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I have a 2002 Suzuki Vitara with a new battery,new alternator seems to work fine but will not start by times.for example I drove all day stopping here and there ran in to the coffee shop came out and it would not start tried it a couple hours later still no go. Went back the next day started with no problem what so ever.

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You need to listen and see if the clicking is from the relays in your fuse box, and if you can hear your starter clicking to engage. If you only hear it from your your fuse box, then I would say starter.

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