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Starter I have replaced the starter twice, and the only thing I hear when I try to start the car is a click. The battery is not the problem, the cables are fine. I am at a loss and need help. I had the auto parts store test the starter before I left and it worked, but now it doesn't. PLEASE HELP

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I would measure the voltage on the starter . I went through 3 starters before I found my battery cable was bad under load. All I heard was the click, and thought the starters had developed a dead spot.

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Check the wireson the starter some times they move a bit and you will get a no start

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SOURCE: 1995 pontiac sunfire will not start

Ooh, not turning over? STOP SPENDING SO MUCH MONEY.

There's a problem if you have the 2.2L motor like I do, where the Ground cable just doesn't cut it after a while cause they mounted it too low on the engine block. This kills batteries, starters, and alternators. I now have all new ones, lol. You must have a strong ground or these three parts all start to break down at once. If the ground is deteriorated it could not be giving enough flow to allow the starter to turn over, and it's a cheap fix that will save you from getting a new starter in a year. Grab a $10 cable and mount it on the next bolt up, you'll see what I mean when you look at it.

99 times out of 100 you don't need a new ignition if the lights and radio still come on when you turn the key. It's something else. Check the starter relay in the fuse box in the engine compartment. replace it with a different one of the same kind (such as abs or coolant fan) and try again.

Next, call the dealership to see if the PCM recall has been done. Trust me, this kills MOST OF THESE CARS. Even if they say it has been done, visually inspect the PCM for corrosion. Passenger side, remove the black plastic wheel well in front of the tire, and the computer is right there, connectors facing down. Grab the two bolts holding it in and slide it down to take a look at it. You can get to the top bolt by removing the passenger side headlight. Stupid place to put it if you hit most puddles on the right side of your car like everyone does. There was a recall on these where water would get into the PCM causing everything from the car not working at all, not starting, turning over but not starting, and just about every other condition related to the ignition. It can also send weird messages to the spark plugs, fuel injectors, and have other parts doing weird things. It's actually EXTREMELY common and kills a lot of these cars but it's a simple fix.

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The clicking you are hearing is the starter solenoid. This is a relay that applies 12 volts to the starter motor when you turn the key.

I agree with the parts man, it is probably your starter. Put your car on jack stands, (don't trust the jack itself to support the car with you under it) Disconnect your ground lead on your battery. When you get under the car there will be 2 (sometimes 3) wires attached to the starter. One is a large size wire coming from the starter. It will usually be red. There will be a smaller wire connected to a separate terminal on the startere. disconnect both wires. There will be 2 bolts holding the starter to the engine. Usually 1/2 inch or 9/16 size.. Remove the bottom bolt first. remove the top bolt and as it is about to come out you will have to hold the startere with one hand whilr you remove the 2nd bolt.. THAT'S IT

Take it to the parts store and they can check it for you. BTW, a new solenoid should come already mounter to the new starter.

Hope this helps. Good Luck Loringh

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djn, I believe you have some accessory that is on when the key is in the off position.
Check to make certain glove box light is not on when the glove box door is closed and the trunk light is not on.
If you have an aftermarket radio or any added accessories make sure they are not wired direct to battery voltage.
If all that checks out, disconnect the battery negative and connect a test light between the battery and battery cable. If the light is on you have a drain in the electrical system. Leave the light connected and begin removing 1 fuse at a time until the light goes out, that will tell you what component or circuit is draining the battery.
Last resort, you may have an alternator drawing the battery down.
Good luck and let me know.

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tryy replacing the fule injectors and the fuel pump could possibly be shot as well. you have a fuel problem.

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