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Clicking sound but wont turn over

I have a 1995 Chevy Cavalier that has been sitting in the yard for a while. i tried to start it but the battery was dead so i jumped it. The car started for a while but in order to keep it going i had to keep the gas pedal pushed down. i waited a while and finally it would idle and stay running even without the gas pedal being pushed. I did not try to drive it. After a few minutes i turned on the air conditioner on and the whole car shut off. when i went to retry it would not longer start only turn over for a millisecond and start to make clicking noises. i though the a/c compressor had frozen up so i replaced the belt with one without an a/c component but even after i changed belts it did the same thing. what could be wrong with it

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Sounds like your starter solenoid has gone bad.  You could try to just change the solenoid but given the year of the car i would probably just replace the whole starter.  Most importantly i would take the starter into AutoZone or another auto parts store and have them test it.  They can also test/charge the battery for you.  Should be a simple fix.  Let me know if I can help further.  Thanks for an honest rating and for using FixYa.com

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  • michael Sep 27, 2010

    i have the same problem with my 95' i changed the starter and it started the car once to get it home..and it will not turn over just clicks at me...grrr....is it possible the battery is dead?

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