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1990 Pontiac 6000 clicking with ignition switch in ON position, will not start or even turn over, even with boost ?

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  • rogerduchene Jul 16, 2009

    As stated there was nothing when trying to start, only clicking when in "ON" position, not in "START" position. So not much chance it was ignition related, thank you for the suggestion though.

    I have found the problem though.

    It was an intermittent short in the Battery itself, with the side post connection only, the battery works fine from the top posts, go figure.
    Have replaced the battery and all is well.

    Thanks for the input.
    Roger

  • rogerduchene Jul 16, 2009

    One more thing though, I do still have an electrical problem though that the new battery did not fix.

    There is still a fluctuation in the voltage when using the signal or power on/off anything electrical, I know this is probably a voltage regulator problem but have no idea which one on this car or how to test the regulators (there are several on this car) ?
    Any ideas guys/gals ?


    Roger

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Check your starter soleniod and starter.

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