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My 98 monte carlo has problems starting sometimes.when it wont start the lights and radio work, but the engine wont turn it only makes a clicking noise. then if i leave it alone for maybe a day it'll start again. but it keeps happening where it just dies for i day

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  • d_hillman Feb 23, 2009

    could it be bad wiring around the starter?

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If you have checked your battery voltage and it is registering 12.4 volts then the battery should be good enough to start the engine. However, if the battery is 4 to 5 years old, it may be getting "tired".
I would recommend removing the battery cables from the battery, cleaning the terminals and posts, reconnecting the cables making certain they are tightened securly.
Start there and let me know.
If this is not a "maintance free" battery, check the water level under the caps. The level should be just above the plates.
Let me know how it turns out and we can go from there.
Regards,

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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