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Flat battery when i try to jump start it just clicks

Flat battery but when i try to jump start with leads all i get is load clicking /

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Your battery connections are dirty or loose...the clicking is a normal sign as the battery is not charged enough to properly crank your motor...when you do get it started...drive to your nearby auto parts store for a free battery check. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

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check your key remote if it is not programmed the alarm will go into the kill switch mode and will not allow you to start your engine Having the same trouble with one of my keys I haven't found a way to reprogram it without calling dealer and paying a chunk.

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Sounds like you might need an altinator ...(sp)

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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first make sure ur enigne turns

Posted on Jul 15, 2009

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It sounds that your solinoid is moving the mechanical part of the starter motor but is either not going in the ring gear deep enough or to make contact with the connections in the rear of the solinoid or your solinoid points on the inside are burned out or your earth cables to your engine might have a high resistance due to corroded connections or paint between the eye terminals and the engine block or battery.

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SOURCE: 1999 Buick Lesabre, won't start,

STARTER SELONOID OR DIRTY BATTERY CABLES OR LOOSE CONNECTION ON STARTER.iF YOU REPLACE STARTER REPLACE WITH COMPLETE UNIT NOT JUST SELONID GOOD LUCK.PS BE SURE BATTERY IS UP TURN LIGHTS ON AND HAVE SOMEONE WATCH THEM AS YOU TRY AND START TO BE SURE THEY DON`T GO OUT IF THEY DO--- GO TO CONNECTIONS ON BATTERY OR TRY JUMPING GOOD LUCK

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I went to start van and lights, all electric work but engine makes a rapid clicking noise.


Your battery does not have enough power, try jump starting from another battery or vehicle

Aug 12, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Jump-start Jaguar X-type? it's more complicated than you think.


Jump Start of Vehicle Battery


IF THE BATTERY YOU ARE USING TO JUMP-START THE VEHICLE HAS RECENTLY BEEN CHARGED IT MAY STILL BE GASSING, COVER THE VENT PLUGS OR COVERS WITH A DAMP CLOTH TO REDUCE THE RISK OF EXPLOSION SHOULD ARCING OCCUR WHEN CONNECTING THE JUMP LEADS.

Turn off all electrical ancillary circuits such as radio, lights, indicators etc. If the reason for a flat battery is unknown the condition may be as a result of an electrical short circuit, so care must be taken during the Jump-start process and subsequent to connection to ascertain if this is the case. A short circuit or un-isolated ancillary load can cause arcing when the jump leads are connected, a small 'crackle' is normal but any spark or flash is an indication of a problem that should be rectified before attempting to Jump-Start the vehicle.

Jaguar do not recommended that the vehicle is jump started, and If at all possible it is preferable to replace the flat battery with a suitable fully charged unit rather than jump-start the car. However if it is done it should be carried out by suitably qualified personel. Garage services and services like AA and RAC homestart should be used whenever possible.

Obviously there are occasions when carrying out this proceedure yourself is the only practical way proceed.

If there is no option but to jump-start the discharged battery should be removed and recharged immediately after jump starting to avoid permanent damage.

High quality, heavy duty Jump leads must be used as the current consumption during starting is very high, and a voltage loss will be
exhibited though the jump leads, increasing current requirement.

Make sure that the Jump Start battery is of the same voltage as the vehicle, and suitable to provide the required starting current.

MAKE SURE THAT THE ENDS OF THE JUMP LEADS DO NOT TOUCH EACH OTHER OR GROUND AGAINST THE VEHICLE BODY AT ANY TIME WHILE THE LEADS ARE ATTACHED TO THE BATTERY. ARCING AND VERY RAPID DISCHARGE CAN CAUSE THE BATTERY TO EXPLODE.

Connect the jump leads in the following sequence.
Connect Positive Jump Lead to Jump Start battery positive terminal.
Connect Positive Jump Lead to Vehicle battery positive terminal.
Connect Negative Jump Lead to Jump Start battery negative terminal.
Connect Negative Jump Lead to a suitable vehicle ground point at least, 300 mm (12 in) from the battery terminal e.g. engine lifting bracket, do not do not connect directly to the vehicle battery terminal.

Start the vehicle and rev to 2000 rpm, then allow tickover for 5-10 minutes.

Do not attempt continued repeated starting of the vehicle, this will cause heat build up at the terminals and though the jump leads degrading the leads performance and adding to voltage loss.

Allow 3-4 minutes recovery time for the leads and Jump Start battery between attempts to start.

Before disconnecting the jump leads, switch on the heated rear screen, to reduce the alternator voltage peak when the leads are removed, as this can damage electronic equipment.

Disconnect the jump leads in the reverse order to the connecting sequence taking great care not to short the ends of the leads.

Do not rely on the alternator to restore a discharged battery.
Ensure that the battery is recharged or replaced with a fully recharged unit
as soon as possible.

Following Jump-starting of a compleately discharged battery, you may need to carry out a Green ECM drive Cycle, this will allow the powertrain control module to 're-learn' idle values, and most likely need to re-enter your radio code, details of these can be found at. http://www.bluejag.co.uk

on May 31, 2010 | Jaguar X-Type Cars & Trucks

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1997 Nissan Pickup stick shift. It will no start can puch start it. Put a new started on thinking it was that. Also tried jumping it off, nothing worked. Any ideas what it could be. Oh when trying to crank...


I would have the battery load tested as it indicates a bad cell. If the solenoid only clicks but you can push start it then the battery is too flat or dead and if a jump starting will not work then the jumped battery is feeding into a dead short in the other battery.

Jan 09, 2014 | Nissan Pickup Cars & Trucks

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Car makes a click click but won't turn over..It has been cold


If battery is flat (discharged) that could be one of the problems. Charge the battery or try jump starting from another vehicle, if possible. If it still don't start after trying those two things, it's probably the starter gone bad.
If it starts after charging or jumping, have your battery load tested and
your alternators output checked. Make sure you didn't leave something on for example headlights or something plugged into accessory outlet, could be the reason battery went flat.
In a nut shell, one of these caused this. Bad battery, bad alternator, bad starter or something draiedn battery. Hope this helps.

Jan 18, 2012 | 2007 Chrysler 300 AWD Sedan

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Getting one click sound when trying to start truck


Dead Battery. Try jump starting, then run it by any good parts store and have charging system tested and battery "load tested". Most parts stores (Autozone, Advance, etc..) will do this FREE

Apr 04, 2011 | 2006 GMC Yukon Denali

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Had a power steering pump replacee on 2000 dodge i ntrepid, now it wont start only makes a clicking noise


it sounds like a flat battery try jump starting if not its a bad connection on one of the leads to the battery or earth

Apr 02, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Intrepid

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When i try to start the car nothing but clicking


You do not have a good connection on your battery. Remove the battery leads and clean them. Clean the battery terminals to get clean metal. Reattach the leads and tighten them securely. This will solve your problem.

Jan 20, 2010 | 1996 BMW 318

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1998 ford contour start up, alternator? battery?


may i ask? when you jump start from doner car battery?? do you connect battery to battery with leads? reason for querie is the correct method is=connect leads to doner terminals on battery then on your car connect +LEAD TO YOUR BATTERY BUT THE NEGATIVE LEAD TO THE ENGINE ENSURE GOOD CONTACT ? if engine starts then ? you will have to check the earth lead from battery to engine connection it may be loose or deteriated ? doing the above test you are using doner battery power SO to check your cars battery ?and whether it is an earth connection fault? just connect 1xjump lead from your cars neg terminal on battery and the other end to the engine providing a good suplimentary earth to enable starter to function properly due to its high amps load needed if it works? check as explained above ? please update back on progress if any? good luck

Oct 24, 2008 | 1998 Ford Contour

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When i turn the ignition the engine makes a clicking noise, stater is not connecting.


Clicking from te starter is normally associated with a weak battery. Do you get the clicking sound when you jump start it too? Try that and if you do not hear that clicking sound,.. charge up your existing or get a new battery..It should be note that if your battery is relatively new and drained, you may have a problem with your charging system ... Hope that helps you..

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