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Clicks when trying to start, new battery,new altenator

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You need to check the battery cables by doing a voltage drop test on the starter circuit ! Starter Circuit Voltage Drop

Posted on Apr 08, 2015

Testimonial: "thankyou jeff could it be the starter"

  • Jeff Armer Apr 08, 2015

    It could be ,but you don't want to just replace it an have it not being the problem ,you need to test ! I don't know about you but I don't like wasting money

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2003 taurus lights dimed &suddenly died as if there was no battery. I tried to jump start it but i got nothing but clicking from curcuit breakers by the battery compartment


Yes... Your battery died. But why?

First, leave the cables on longer, a good 10 or 15 minutes. When you hear that clicking noise, it's because there is not enough power available to turn the starter. It means you need more power. Leave the jumper cables on for a few more minutes and you will have the power you need to start the car.

Once the car is started, remove the jumper cables and pull the positive (Red) cable off the terminal on your battery. If the car stays running, get a new battery. If the car dies immediately after pulling the positive battery cable off, then your altenator has gone out. The altenator is the electrical generator that provides electricity to your lights, engine, stereo, AC, etc. It should be putting out about 14.2 volts. Since your car is a 12 volt system, there are a couple of extra volts to spare, which are used to recharge the battery. It takes a lot of power from a battery to start the vehicle. That's why the alternator is there to takeover after startup, plus recharge your battery in the process.

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Car died at light, tried to start then clicking noise. car started on a jump. then replaced the battery & altenator. later on driving car again. car dies at light tried to start then clicking noise...


Did anybody bother to actually TEST the charging and starting system or are we just replacing parts? This whole thing COULD be caused by something as simple as a bad battery cable connection.

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Car ran four days, went to start it and 'click', nothing. Went to repair shop who said it needed a new battery, installed. Ran another four days, went to start and 'click', nothing. Repair facility now...


If there is no power from battery to altenator, than the altenator is bad. Even some new ones can do that. Do check all your battery cable wires including ground wires. Make sure they are all clean. also tight.

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My car battery light came on my power died to all electronics. I put in a new battery in the car and now it wont start. I get a sound like a clicking.


If you have a clicking sound, with a new battery you have dirty battery connections. Clean both the positive and negitave terminals and connectors, and try again. If you battery light is on and the engine is running, check your altenator. Hope this helps, let me know.

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Install a altenator for a 2006 jeep commander


I would rate this a 5 in difficulty. If you have a metric socket set, basic hand tools and a supertine belt tool it's fairly easy repair. You can rent a surpentine belt tool at Autozone.

Disconnect the battery
remove the cowling
remove the supertine belt from the altenator pully
disconnect the red wire on the back of the altenator
disconnect the harness plug from the altenator
remove the bolts holding the altenator to the mounting brackets.
Reverse the process with the new altenator and it it's done.
Make sure your battery is charged before you start the engine a low battery can cause damage to your new altenator.

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Speedo,teco,and other gauges turn off while driving then cums back on. not good when you dont know what speed your doing has only just started this again last time it was the altenator not charging had a...


try to check the wirings and also the fuse. If the fuse is busted sometimes this things happens. I experience this also with my car I replace the fuse and now everything is working properly.

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New battery, Altenator is good,just a "click" click" sound when I go to start it...Help !!!


if the alternator is good and the battery new then try a jump and see if it starts if it does not then this clicking sound is the solnoid on the starter clicking and the starter not engadging. the starter will need to be replaced.

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01 kia optima stalled and wont start...starter just clicks


It seems the starter is playing up.First check if your battery is charged fully or try to jump start and see what happens.If the engine start then it's either you need a new battery or else you need a replacement alternator.Test using a voltmeter if the actual altenator is working.Finally the last option is the starter motor that needs changing or fixing...Hope this helps.

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