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1998 Camaro V-6 wont start

I recently have been having starting troubles. Sometimes when I try to start the car it turns but wont turn over and other times it will simply let out a couple clicks and go silent. When it lets out a few clicks my radio presets and clock reset as if I took out the battery. It switches between these two kinds of starts every other hour when I try.

I replaced the battery since the old dripped out all of its acid. I also replaced the fuel filter. When I turn the ignition I can hear the fuel pump whine and I can feel and hear the fuel coming to the lines near the engine.

I really have no clue what to do... help?

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  • beachxaddict Mar 06, 2009

    This was happening before the battery was replaced, and now with the new battery put in.

  • beachxaddict Mar 08, 2009

    Ok the clicking noises are gone. I cleaned the battery terminals taking out some of the gunk on the positive terminal. After that the car started up just fine, and several times at that.

    Next day try to start it and it only turns, but fails to turn on. Fuel lines are fine, I can hear fuel coming back and forth in addition to the fuel pump. Im lost.could it be the starter?


  • mike loshbough
    mike loshbough May 11, 2010

    was this before or after the battery?

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It looks like there is starter problem. One wire coming to it is loose or there is a short iside. You turn the ignitions it starts to rotate, wire is coming out and car loosing power. So have the wiring and starter checked. Also might be deposition on battery clemmas.
Hope that helps
Let me know if you need more info
Good Luck

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