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New alternator new battery new ignition wire still won't crank just a clicking noise but will crank if it is jumped off. 1998 mazda 626

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This is almost certainly a bad starter/solenoid sticking. If you hear the click sound hit the solenoid(NOT the electrical connection!!) on the starter several times with a hammer. If it starts you definitely need a starter. This trick will only work for a few days - so replace that starter.(disconnect battery before replacing it !)

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My car was doing the samething and i chaged the starter and it worked perfect

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A bit contradictory on the symptoms but the culprit may be the battery cables. I would check the ground cable connection to the frame or engine. If you have a Volt-Ohm meter, check continuity (Ohms) from the terminal POST of the battery (not the cable connector) to a good ground like the engine block. There should be a LOW resistance (<2 ohms). Then go from the cable end to the same ground on the engine. If the reading changes, you may be able to clean/scrape the cable end (inside) to correct the bad connection.

Jumping the car with another vehicle battery eliminates the starter and solenoid (the normal culprits when a 'click, click, click' is heard with a good battery.

Clean all connections and spray some WD-40 on the connection joints.


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