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I go to start the car, the lights go on, but it doesn't start-- just clicks. I've replaced the starter and the ignition switch. When I replaced the relay switch, it worked fine for about 10 months, but now it's doing the same thing. I've taken it to various mechanics, and they are all stumped! Other than that, the car's been perfect at 191K miles.

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It sounds like a poor ground. Alyhough I'm sure they ck'd it, Check both ends of the ground cable. Even loosening to ensure good contact on retighten. Same with positive cable. Ground cable is more important.Good luck. If headlights go out when you only get a click, and stay out , you know its a bad connection. If they just dim , the battery has issues

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