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If u try to start ur 2001malibu and it clicks once and its dead after that is that proof starter is bad

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Sounds more like the battery is bad, most starters click when there is insufficient amperage in battery. If battery is good, check your leads on the posts are clean and tight.

Posted on Nov 29, 2014

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It sounds like you have a bad starter. Definitly make sure your terminals are clean and tight first. Once you have checked that try to start. If unsuccesful have someone try to crank vehicle while you tap on starter with a hammer or tire iron. This is an old trick that will get a starter to turn over two or three more times. The starter is located under the exhaust manifold usually on the driver side, but sometimes on passenger side. You will see a red or black wire going to the starter. However some of these have problems with the pigtail going to the starter. If tapping on starter with hammer doesn't work I would inspect the pigtail (wire harness going to starter) for corosion or torn wire.

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SOURCE: 1992 crown vic

Assume you have at least a 302 v8. Your starter soinoid is probably the problem. Starter should be located under the car near the rear of the engine/ transmission bellhousing on the passenger side. I think it is the two bolt starter with the ford electrical connection that has to be pushed off. Starter is around the size of a tomato or fruit juice size can, is round with large electrical wire as well as small wires going to it. It is vertical, orientated front to back. If you have the proper tools - sockets, rachet, extension, etc as well as jack stands and blocks, you should be able to change the starter with the soinoid.. Make sure you unhook the battery first. A trouble light will also be helpful to see what you are unhooking, etc. Have your starter checked like autozone to see if it really is bad before you buy a new one, because its probably the soinoid. Hope this helps you, Rick

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: when u try to turn the car over it just clicks once.

try and start the vehicle with a boost from another car or battery. i'm afraid that if the vehicle does NOT turn over it could possibly be seized.

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Check the ground wires in your car. There may be more than one.

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SOURCE: AAA said battery was dead

If you had interior lights before you tried to start the vehicle it is most likely a battery cable connection problem. They must be clean, best to use a wire brush. They make an inexpensive tool just for purpose that can be purchased at any local auto parts store. If they won't stay tight or are damaged they also sell replacement battery cable ends which can easily be replaced.

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