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Will not crank at all but getting clicking sound at distributor

The car is not starting. I tried jumping the car, no luck. I replaced the distributor, and it still is exactly the same as before replacing the distributor. When I attempt to start the car, there is a clicking at the distributor. When you place the car in gear and attempt to start it, there is no clicking at all so I assume the shift sensor is good.

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  • zechg2002 Sep 13, 2009

    Before the car refused to start, it ran for 70 miles straight. It had been having the problem where I was driving down the road and the speedo/tach and the car would shut down....and then I would turn the key to the start position and it would continue to run.

  • zechg2002 Sep 13, 2009

    Before the car refused to start, it ran for 70 miles straight. It had been having the problem where I was driving down the road and the speedo/tach and the car would shut down....and then I would turn the key to the start position and it would continue to run.

  • zechg2002 Sep 13, 2009

    Before the car refused to start, it ran for 70 miles straight. It had been having the problem where I was driving down the road and the speedo/tach and the car would shut down....and then I would turn the key to the start position and it would continue to run.

  • zechg2002 Sep 13, 2009

    I removed the starter..took it to Auto Zone, they tested it...electrically it passed...when the test was administered..it clicked...and wound up slowly.

    We tested a new one out of the box and it spun much faster...so perhaps the mechanicals were going on the old starter.

    R&R the old starter and the car starts perfect now. Auto Zone kicked butt!

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Might be the crank position sensor
is the fuel pump turning on... u getting spark?
did u check the starter and the voltage

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

Testimonial: "I tested the starter for voltage, which it passed, however I was not convinced that it still wasn't the starter. R&R starter and now it works!"

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