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Turn on ignition and get nothing but clicks

When I try to start my explorer, I get nothing but clicking sound, battery is fully charged and fuses have been checked. Could it be the theft system? And how do I over ride it??? Thanks

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  • mwichryk May 10, 2009

    Check all connections and they are fine, the clicking sound is one single click each time I turn the key, sounds like it is coming from the area of the fuse box thats under the hood.

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THIS Clicking is with a fully charged battery a definate sympton of a BAD connection................where is the bad connection.????? I would recomend you clean (A GOOD CLEANING) and reconnection of your battery cables....9 out of 10 times this will FIX your problem..!!!! If that dosen't work you have a STARTER problem this can also be a connection problem ...tighten hhe nut that holds the big cable to the starter.... you may also try(I have done this many times with success) banging the starter a few times with a hammer ...AFTER you have done all the connection cleaning....and it still wont start ,,,you have a starter problem....even if it starts after you do the hammer tap...it means you have a starter problem (CLEAN CONNECTIONS VERY IMPORTANT) .....................................GOOD LUCK.....!!!!!

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Sound like bad starter solenoid or bad starter.

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  • Jonah Oneal May 10, 2009

    look for starter relay in the fuse area.

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