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Dead battery. Just getting a little click when I boost it but I have enough juice for the interior lights. Does it sound like the starter or a loose connection?

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Try cleaning battery terminals and cables,then boost

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Check battery connections first for looseness, corrosion, etc;... If the starter clicks it is a power issue not the starter. The battery may need to be fully charged or replaced take it to a local patrs store and have them check it.

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2010 gmc seirra hybrid 6.0 won't start but all lites and everything works fine. But there's a constant clicking up by fuse box under hood


constant clicking means the solenoid for your starter motor is either:
- Defective (not likely- since the click means it was working momentarily)
- Not getting enough power to stay on (battery is good for light, not for amperage of starter motor)
- Turns itself off due to overload amperage (seized starter motor/engine)

The clicking is commonly just an indicator of a dead battery; the solenoid clicks- connects power to the huge drain of the starter motor- then, as the amperage draw "browns out" the battery, not enough power is left to keep the solenoid on- clicks off. power drain is gone- solenoid clicks back on- (repeat until battery is REALLY too dead to even get the solenoid to click)

Its important to note that interior lights, dashboards, and stereos draw very little power, an are not good indicators of battery charge.

I would recommend getting a jump-start from somebody, before doing anything more intense. After engine is running, maybe bring it to a mechanic to check its battery charging circuit.

Dec 03, 2015 | GMC Cars & Trucks

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Clicks when trying to start


no crank this is called.
starter is DEAD (sure clicks)
does JUMPER CABLE cranks work> from a donor car.? or AAA?
yes then the battery is bad ,dead or discharged. 12.6vdc is charged
use a meter..
NO, jump start. then the starter, cables or key line are faulty.
ask for tests if NO. i have them
or here.
5 ways
http://www.fixkick.com/nocrank.html
and tests.
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and no year.

but on some cars there is IMMOblizer. and Alarm blocker.

Jun 23, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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AAA said battery was dead and starter was bad, it would only click once until the battery was completly dead. Put a new battery in and had interior lights, etc. Tried to turn it over, and only one click...


iwould check positive and negative power at battery end and at starter and engine block end
also check power at any distribution block (points) for corrosion or partially brocken connection
or loose at mounting points

Apr 06, 2011 | 2000 Honda Accord

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I went to start my 200 ford windstar van and it just clicks. Lights come on but wont turn ove. Is the battery bad or what? WE also have had very cold bad weather could this make the battery go bad?


It sounds like the solenoid that activates the starter is activating, but there isn't enough juice to turn the motor. You say the lights come on, but test it by putting on the interior light, then put on the headlights, if the interior light dims or goes out the battery is almost certainly dead. It might be that you left something on and the battery drained, but sadly, poor batteries will fail completely in cold weather and that's end of life. First step is a jump start from a neighbour. If that starts it, run the vehicle around for half an hour and see if that has recharged the battery. When you come to turn it off to test it, PARK ON A GOOD HILL! Then if the battery is still dead, you can use the hill to roll down and bump start the vehicle (IF ITS A MANUAL OF COURSE). If the jump start fails, If the lights remain on and bright when you test, then you have a starter fault (Probably the starter motor its self). Expect it to be the battery. What you describe is a 90% probability that it is the battery

Feb 09, 2011 | 2000 Ford Windstar

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Try to start the car and there a clicking sound


Your battery is probably too low to turn the starter. Often, when the battery is low, it will run everything else, but doesn't have enough juice to turn the starter. Just enough to make the solenoid click, and that is likely what you are hearing. The cables could be loose or dirty too, so check that first, and then get a boost if it doesn't help.
If it still won't go with a boost, it could be that it isn't all the way in park, or the clutch safty switch is malfunctioning if it's a standard, or the starter is toast. Good luck.

Aug 31, 2010 | 1991 Honda Accord

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Car wont start but lights work and starter lights flash on and off


You likely have a dead battery of a bad starter. Does it click when you turn the key?
BATTERY: There may be enough juice to runs some lights but not enough to actuate the solenoid.
SOLENOID: This is a switch that controls the juice to the starter on your engine. It makes a click when it is first engaged. If it is not working correctly, your starter cannot get juice and won't engage.
STARTER: If the starter is too far gone to even make a revolution, then it is time to replace it.
Many auto parts stores will test batteries and starters for free, but the trick is getting there!
Hope this helps! Rate my solution!

Jan 05, 2010 | 1998 Honda Civic

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Starter


Take the battery to an auto parts store and have it tested first. IF the battery has a dead cell then the starter can't draw enough voltage to work. Next thing you'll have to ask is WHY is the battery dead/bad? Is it old? Did I drain it down by leaving something on like a interior light, or worst case senario, do you have a bad altenator thats not charging the electrical system and draining down the battery. So get the battery tested and if its good and charged fully and you're having the same problem then it may just be the starter.

Sep 07, 2009 | 1997 Mazda 626

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My gauges work but it wont turn over i dont hear any noise from the starter


Three possibilities I think:
First is weak battery. There may be enough juice to light the gauges but it takes power to turn an engine.

Second, bad solenoid. The solenoid is a relay which closes the high current circuit that delivers the cranking power to the starter motor. If you hear clicking in the engine compartment (not the starter) when you turn the ignition switch on it is probably the solenoid engaging and disengaging. However if the battery is weak it won't turn the starter motor. If the solenoid is clicking look at the battery first. The solenoid could be bad but the clicking indicates it's trying to work and there just may not be enough juice to turn over the engine.

Third possibility is the starter motor itself is dead. You have to answer some questions for yourself. Is this an old,neglected car or one that has been taken care of? I would be looking at battery. Can you jump start it? If yes then weak battery is the likely problem. If the car and battery are relatively new and in good condition you should suspect the charging system, that is, the alternator. Did this happen all of a sudden on a car that was running fine recently or has the car been sitting idle for weeks/months.Eliminate the easy stuff.
Clean battery terminals?
Good battery connections and ground?
Try jump start - if yes then follow up battery/charging system. If no start then try to hear for solenoid clicking. If jump start does nothing -figure the solenoid first. If it sounds like solenoid is kicking in but engine does not turn then the starter is looking a little guilty. Jump starting will answer a lot of questions. If the car is really dead then the car that is jumping may have to be connected and revved up a couple minutes to juice up the dead battery enough to turn the starter over. If it turns over a little during the jump start but just barely then you should figure your battery is bad.

Sep 04, 2009 | 1992 Chevrolet S-10

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My sisters 1996 lincoln continental sometimes starts sometimes wo


Definitely sounds like a starter. When a bad starter is cold, it will start the car. After riding around for a while or after several starts in a row, the starter heats up and won't start without a boost. Since you've ruled out the battery and alternator, I'm positive a new starter will solve your problem. Good Luck!

Mar 29, 2009 | 1996 Lincoln Town Car

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