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Car wont start just clicks. like a bad battery

We have replaced the battery and it still clicks . sometimes it will crank thought baout replacing the start next but not sure where it is located.

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    check starter and starter relay...follow the positive cable down to the starter.

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It probly the starter but check the battery cables if the small cable has power every thing will work.but if the big pos cable has no power it will just click? good luck

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I found my cable on my starter was a little loose after the dealer did some trans work. The starter is on the rear of the engine on the drivers side. The only way to tighten the nut is to reach in from the wheel well on the driver's side. I took off the wheel and bought some new clips for the wheel well, because when you take the well cover off you have to drill out the center and it ruins the clips. Good Luck, this was not a fun job.

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