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My vehicle was clicking thismorning, I went and got a battery. I put it in and it still wouldn't start. I tried to jump it and not luck. We checked most of the fuses and I am still not getting pow

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Sounds like a bad starter. the starter is located on the top of the transmission

Posted on Nov 04, 2012

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sounds to me that you have an igniton problem not a starter problem and or if you have or had an alarm system could be cause if u do give me feedback and i will explain but seems that your starter is fine from what u say but if you think in terms of the elemts to start a vehicle batery gives pwoer to ignition which sends to starter which gives spark etc i would check you ignition system something is causeing a short and not alowing starter to function

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Battery and check altenator for charging you should be within dealer warranty. advance and autozone auto parts will check for free and replace battery if required when you buy their battery of course. because the dealers pro rated battery may cost you more under warranty than for you to just buy one from some one else. if your charging system is defective then the dealer should handle the whole job so it can be warranted.

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you have to loosen the mounting bolts on the fuse panel and on the bottom side the fuse is held in by 2 8 millimeter bolts.

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SOURCE: tried to start truck. click click click click.

That is the 1st thing to check, especially as the battery is most likely 5 years old now.

If the battery checks out, I would bet your starter relay is failing.
A starter solenoid (or starter relay) is the part of an automobile which relays a large electric current to the starter motor, which in turn sets the engine in motion. In many vehicles the solenoid also engages the starter pinion with the ring gear of the engine.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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You have a wire off some where look real good,one may have fell down under the battery or somewhere,or there is a fusible link burned.

Posted on Apr 04, 2010

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