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I start my car, drive it around a while, turn it off and then try to turn it on again. When I turn the key, I hear a clicking noise. I had the battery and starter replaced last week. I have someone else turn the key while I bang on the starter, and it starts again. The problem is very intermitent and has no pattern.

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  • kappaphi153 Dec 21, 2008



    Thank you. Ok, I've cleaned both battery posts and all connections. Started the car multiple times, no problems at all. I will try and drive it today and see if running the engine for a while makes the problem worse. If it does, what would this be caused from?

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Clean battery terminal connections to and from the starter.

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  • Kuya Louie Dec 21, 2008

    corrosion in either battery terminals or post tends to "eat" the material leaving a gap between the connections thus resulting a loose contact and intermitent failure of supplying proper ampere to the starter. a dab of grease will help the terminal corrosion free. send me e mail if starting problem occurs again.

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