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Car computer posts " Charging system Failure "

So far in trying to determine what the problem may be I have replaced it with 2 different used alternators problem still exists , tried 2 used batteries problem still exists and went out and purchased a new battery still problems. Sometimes when I shut off my car and go to restart it will not...UNLESS I disconnect the negative post wait to hear a clicking sound and place the cable back on the post ...turn the key and it starts. What can the problem be ?

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  • Ron J.Meade Dec 22, 2014

    No , when an attempt to start the car nothing happens...no turning over. I really don't need boost the car just remove the negative post and replace then turn key and it starts.

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Sound like your starter solenoid is sticking,. you may need to pull the starter. you can take it to orilley, or auto zone will test the starter for you. for free. good luck.

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Any high power in the car will have a 12V relay such as alternators and battery. The clicking sound is your alternator relay, it's a eletical/mechanical device for switching. Check out your relay in the fuse box, most likely it's defective in stuck ON position.

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Starter Relay or some kind of relay would make a clicking sound when you disconnect the battery it disengages if it was stuck closed.

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Do you mean doesn't turn over or doesn't fire up. Did you try a boost?

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

Testimonial: "No...when ignition is turned to start it does nothing.I never need boost the car. I simply remove the negative cable and re-attach to the post and then turn the key the car starts."

  • Lion6 Dec 28, 2014

    I meant to ask you to try a boost without removing cables. If that causes it to start then it would also tell us a lot. You could let us know what headlights(on) do when you turn key during start failures. res

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Look for a relay in your fuse box that may be faulty and causing that problem. Starter relay, battery relay, power relay...something along those names. What make year and model car ?

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

Testimonial: "My nephew thought perhaps the same so we switch the fuses around with another and still does the same."

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Sounds like it might be the starter relay might be resetting when you disconnect. Find it and swap with a similiar relay in fuse panel.

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If your car is over twenty years old (Resistance is Futile)

Simply: Check your main ground and hot. Be sure contact is worthy. Check resistance of the primary wires. It is a time consuming procedure although very inexpensive task. Patience is paramount. You can solve this hiccup.

PLEASE for you to remember to disconnect the battery before any attempt to follow such instruction as expressed. Also, maybe you should might wish to check the reserve of the battery.

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

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scouter, You can put the negative cable on an engine bolt or bracket. Be sure you hook up the negative last, we don't want sparks near the battery.
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SOURCE: clicking starter=car not starting

this may be same thing thing as found on volvo 940 you have a large double relay both for fuel pump and allso for starting

Posted on May 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 sunfire put new starter in car would not

Hi, it sounds like the starter solenoid was not wired properly. You have 2 wires at the starter, right? The bigger wire goes to the big top post on the solenoid, right? The smaller wire is called the start wire and it goes to the smaller terminal labeled "S." Is that how you wired it? You also have to be careful when tightening the nuts on the terminals that the start wire terminal does not touch the other terminals and vice versa. Do you have the starter in the car now? Can you take a picture to send me?

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replace the negative terminal

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