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Car wont start sometimes just click

Even if u move shifter up an down while holding ign on start still only clicks ,then after awhile it starts

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Sounds like starter needs an overhaul.

Posted on Jan 01, 2013

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bad starter

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Sounds like a bad starter solenoid, usually cheapest and easiest to replace the starter and solenoid as a unit. It is always best to check for power between the solenoid and the starter with a test light, if the solenoid clicks but the test light doesn't light up you have found the problem in the solenoid.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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make sure you have power getting to your starter when you crank. check the small nut on the starter. should have 12 v or very close to it. this will tell you if your getting power to the starter or if somethign before the starter and something maybe with your anti theft system or not. its hard to say online cause of that anti theft. doest the light flash at all? the anti theft light?

if your getting power to the starter when you crank make sure your getting good power to the starter by turning on the head lights and see if they dim. a good starter will cause the headlites to dim when attempting to start. if nothing dims check connections. or assume bad starter motor. make sure your also getting power to the main starter stud as well.

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Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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It sounds as if it could be the neutral safety switch. have you tried to start it in neutral instead of park?? If it starts in neutral just have the neutral safety switch replaced. I hope this helps.

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maybe you should have the battery cheked and all the cables and the soliodes

Posted on May 21, 2009

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Next time it doesn't start, move the shift lever to NEUTRAL. Then try to start. If it cranks in neutral, that would be a sign of a misadjusted cable or bad transmission park/neutral switch. Could also be a bad ign switch or other issues. If the shifter doesn't help checking for power at the starter when turning the key to start. If no power, work backwards to the IGN switch

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I will post my article titled "My starter won't crank my engine"...... If it does not fix your problem, then the very last thing it would be, is the catalytic converter is clogged creating extreme backpressure, which will cause your engine to stall, but start back after the backpressure releases, which can be a few hours depending on the clog.

READ THIS ALL BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING
NOTE: some vehicles have the starter relay and starter mounted together as 1 unit. Sometimes the starter relay and starter are seperate. When I refer to "relay" it could also mean the starter and relay as 1 unit.
Note: "starter switch" is not to be confused with "key switch", although sometimes they are all one unit. The starter switch is usually mounted on the steering column and actuated by a metal rod. On units that are all one unit, the keyswitch/starter switch (both one unit) will have to be replaced. (this is a rare problem, so don't get worried just yet)
1. Check battery voltage, should be between 12.5-14.5 volts. if low voltage replace or charge battery, and try to start car, if it don't crank with new or charged battery, move on.
2. Check connections on the starter relay, even the small one coming from your starter switch. if loose or corroded, clean with a brush and reconnect them. Try to start your car. Did it start? if not, Move on
3. Well now we know the connections aren't the problem. How about a click? did you hear one? If a click is heard, go to #4, if nothing is heard, go to #5
4. Well at least the relay is clicking, but nothing else is going on. The relay is working, so the starter must be bad. Replace the starter and start your car!
5. Humm, connections aren't the problem, maybe the relay is bad, replace your relay with a new one. Move on
6. Now we have a new relay, with clean and tight connections. Start your car. Does it start? If yes, then HORRAY! we fixed it. Does it click? If so then goto #7, If it don't click, then goto #8
7. So here we have a new relay, with good connections that will click when trying to start the car, but nothing else happens. Starter is faulty, replace the starter, and off you go, see ya!
8. So here we have a new relay, with good connections, but it still won't click when we try to start our car. This means that your starter switch is faulty. Replace starter switch and try to start your car. Vroom! finally done with this car problem!
List of shortcuts: if you remove the starter switch lead (small wire) from the relay and apply +12v to its respective prong or lead on the relay, and your starter cranks, your starter switch is faulty. You can actually hook up a starter button this way. If you jump the two large wires together on the relay and it cranks, then the relay is faulty. If you jump the two large wires together and nothing happens, then starter is faulty, or wires to starter are loose or broken.

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Sounds like ign tumbler or ign switch is bad? If it wont come out of park checkto make sure brake lights are working if no could be brake light swicth which controls the shift interlock which if not working will not allow the shifter to come out of park.

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1996 Pathfinder Auto. Wont start. Turn ignition key , all lights on dash, headlights OK, hear a click. Spoke to mechanic who said to hold ignition on whilst moving auto lever. Did this and car eventually...


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