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I have a 1996 chevy geo tracker it won't start

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Hi Leigh, Have the charging rate of the alternator checked. If you have a voltage test meter, select a voltage range above 15 volts DC and measure the voltage across the positive and negative poles of the battery. It will show a low voltage before the vehicle is started. Jump start and measure the voltage again. If the voltage is about thirteen volts or more, the problem is with the battery, which you'll need to replace. If the voltage across the terminals remains at the voltage first recorded before start up, the problem is with the alternator. Regards John

Posted on Jan 13, 2013

Testimonial: "I found out it was the ground wire was hooked up to the body and not to the motor block so it was not grounded rite to charge the. Battery and thanks for telling me too hook up the voltage meter it helped me out a lot to figure out the problem"

  • Leigh Allen Jan 20, 2013

    It was the ground wire hooked up to the body and not hooked up to the motor block so it wasn't grounded rite so it wasn't charging the battery

  • Leigh Allen Jan 20, 2013

    I found that the ground wire was hooked up to the body and not hooked up to the motor block so it wasn't grounded rite to charge the battery

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SOURCE: car won't start, battery fine, just hear clicks

Even though the lights work, the battery may still be just short on power to turn the motor over thus the clicking. Try charging the battery or jumping, if you still get a clicking it would be the starter solenoid. Considering the year you may just want to replace the whole starter.

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Could be several things....but i need more information. When it doesnt start, does it crank or when u turn the nothing at happens other than the relay?

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SOURCE: Hooked up jumper cables backwards.

check starter fuses and relays and have battery alternator and or starter tested u shorted out one of these components

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Make sure you have a fully charged battery...clean the terminals real well.
Alternator only charges the battery when the correct engine rpm is attained.
A clicking noise could be the starter solenoid which is basically a relay / contactor but can block power from reaching the starter.
Worn brushes in the starter can also zap a battery's power.

Battery, starter and aloternator can be tested at most part stores.

From what you describe, I'd clean battery terminals and ensure battery is fully charged.
If clicking still happens, I'd move to the solenoid and starter.

Hope this helps...

Posted on Aug 28, 2011

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SOURCE: 1995 geo tracker won't start.

DISCONNECT YOUR BATTERY AND RECONNECT, THIS SHOULD RESET THE BRAIN.

ALSO...WHEN YOU TURN THE KEY, LISTEN TO HEAR IF YOU CAN HEAR THE FUEL PUMP COME ON...IF NOT, GUESS WHAT? HOPEFULLY NOT!... BUT,YOU MAY NEED TO REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP, IF YOU CAN'T HEAR IT WHEN YOU TURN THE KEY, AFTER YOU'VE RESET THE BATTERY!

HOPE THIS HELPS!

Posted on Aug 30, 2011

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ALSO...WHEN YOU TURN THE KEY, LISTEN TO HEAR IF YOU CAN HEAR THE FUEL PUMP COME ON...IF NOT, GUESS WHAT? HOPEFULLY NOT!... BUT,YOU MAY NEED TO REPLACE THE FUEL PUMP, IF YOU CAN'T HEAR IT WHEN YOU TURN THE KEY, AFTER YOU'VE RESET THE BATTERY!

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