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I changed the starter on a 1998 Chevrolet lumina and now all I get is a clicking sound. What is wrong?

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Getting a bad rebuilt starter is not unheard of. I got 4 of them in 1 day before I found one that worked. Those were form Checker Auto. After # two I made them check them at the store. Good thing to. Anyway before you remove it for return make sure your battery is puting out a good strong 12Vs. If voltage is low some starter will make only a clicking noise.

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Looks like ignition current is not being available to fire the fuel/air injected mixture from the plugs. Remove the cable tip which connects TO any plug. Hold the cable tip to any metal part of the engine block or any part of the body where the metal is exposed(not painted). Ask a friend to turn the ignition for starting the engine(vehicle). If the cable tip produces sparks, then the induction coil is OK, but since you have stated that clicking sound is heard which is actually the relay's which tries to get the induction coil to generate high current required for producing the spark to ignite the fuel & air mixture in each cylinder, thus starting the combustion required to turn the engine & subsequently power. So check the induction, belt tightness and finally the "Distributor"in the sequence as stated and you will be able to diagose which one of the above are malfunctioning............sodeep

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You need to inspect the small wire that attaches to the starter. At the end where the ring eyelet is is called fusible link and can burn through, yet still look ok to the eye. Test that wire from the eyelet to an area upstream with an ohm meter for continuity. If bad, simply replace with a new piece of the same AWG size from your local parts house.

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98 chevy lumina wont start replaced starter and VATS relay only get click no crank what next?


Hey Todd how's it going ? How's the battery ? battery connections ? Are there any lights lit on the dash , security , check engine ? Because your getting a clicking there is nothing wrong with the theft deterrent relay ! Take a volt meter on the 20 volt scale an put negative lead at the negative battery post , then take your positive lead an put it on s terminal small wire on the starter solenoid an have someone turn the key to start position , you should see battery voltage . If you see battery voltage there is nothing wrong with the theft deterrent relay ! or the crank circuit. You need to do a voltage drop test on the starting system ! I'm thinking possible battery cable ! Starter Voltage Drop . you do know that you replaced a starter for no good reason !

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Location of starter relay on 1998 lumina ?


If your going to do repairs on your vehicle, a chiltons or haynes repair manual is very helpful. It will tell you a lot

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No I have 97 lumina change starter still will not start with the same clicking sound with the old starter


one thing can you turn engine over at the balancer because sounds like motor is LOCKED UP!!!!! if can turn over by hand its got to be a ground ,bad battery . see if it turn over by hand first .

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1998 chevy lumina want start changed starter and battery still want start turn key car dead want turn over can start with jumper swicth but want stay running


Have your alternator tested.Your car will not stay running if the alternator is not producing enough power to keep the battery charged.Also have your battery tested and fully charged.Make sure your cables are in good shape.

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Starter has no power in start 95 Lumina would not start after shutting off. All accessories work. I also jumped the solenoid and it turns but the starter doesnt.


You are reading this wrong...solenoids don't turn. They activate the starter...that turns. Check your battery connections and battery/charging system. The starter requires far more power than anything else in the car, so those items working won't tell you much.

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Car won't start. Ticking noise under dash. Battery is ok. Happened once before and the next day it started.


had the same prob on my toyota. thought it was a bad starter. changed it twice. Turned out to be a slightly loose battery connection. I tightened it, and it hasn't happened since.

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