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The car has a new starter, but once you put the key in, it won't turn over. It just clicks. I was able to start it (manual transmission) by pushing it. Any suggestions?

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Two things to check check and clean battery cables make shure clean and tight also check battery voltage if is 12.40 or higher its ok then take a set of jumper cables one ground to battery the other end of ground to good clean place on block. if the motor starts replace the ground cable. hope this helps

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1st check the battery connections, make sure there is no corrosion and they are tight (also starter connection). If that isn't the problem, take the battery to a parts store for a free check of it's condition. It is either low charge or is bad (clicking is classic undercharged or bad battery symptom). Let me know how you make out.

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Battery is low or the wires are loose or corroded.

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SOURCE: i have a new battery and yet the car won't start

Battery cables usually have a positive to the starter and a negative to the chassis. But there still has to be another ground strap from the chassis to the engine, because the engine is insulated on rubber mounts. So while it is likely to be the starter, it could still be the engine ground strap.
When you try to crank it, you should have a volt meter across the battery terminals.
If the battery is good, it should read about 12.5 volts.
When cranking, it should drop to around 10, and come back up to 12.5 when you stop cranking.
If it drops as low as 9, and does not come back to 12.5, then the battery is bad.
If it drops as low as 9 but comes back up, it is a bound engine or starter.
If it only goes down to 11, then it could be bad connections, like the ground strap, or the starter solenoid, or even brushes. But likely repairable.

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SOURCE: My 1993 Buick Park Avenue just Clicks once when you turn the key on starter won't engage the battery is fine

Sounds like a bad starter or a bad battery cable connection to me. If you are certain that tyour battery is in good condition and fully charged, your battery cables are clean and tight and are making good connection on BOTH ends, replace the starter.

Posted on Nov 25, 2011

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