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Trun the key and get a clicking sound, car battery is good.

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If the clicking sound that you describe is the solenoid cycling, I suggest that you LOAD test the battery.

Cycling happens when you do not have enough AMPS available to fire off the starter... goes like this: Enough battery to fire lights, etc, but when starter is engauged, not enough power to trun starter,....voltage drops, soleniod de energizes,...then with no load, it can re energize, and so it cycles like that...

Load test should reveal battery or connection issue. Do not parts replace, by just guessing, independently test each part. Especially the battery.

Here is why: say you have a low state of charge in the battery...Is it the battery or is the battery a victim? A test at this instance WOULD show battery has no capacity...BUT, when properly recharged (takes about 4 to 6 hours on a SHOP charger) it may not be the culprit..

Very easy to blow money needlessly, without independent component testing...

Taking the above example one step further: IF you had a battery at a low state of charge, (for example lights left on) ...At this time a charging system test would show the system is not charging to spec. BUT it is due to the low battery contition, due to serious discharge from leaving lights on.... Battery MUST be full charged and the system tested again...

You can see how easy it is to misdiagnose these types of issues...

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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Starter or Battery..there isn't much else to cause that besides the cables

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just cause your lights all work may not have enough power can you start it with a boost if so battery issue or alternator weak not keeping charge proper...may also be starter selenoid or starter itself...try to tap on starter with hammer while attempting to start they get stuck up sometimes almost like a flat spot if this works may have to do again down road will end up changing out just may last 2months or a year.....

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SOURCE: key truns starter will not trun over battery good

This is caused either by a fault in the ECM (the Check engine light should be lighted on the dash) or the Passkey system thinks that your car is being stolen.
If it's the ECM the car will have to be checked with a code reader, it will tell you what failed. If it's the passkey the only way to permanently fix that is to bypass it - read this
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SOURCE: i have a 1999 lincoln town car my motor will not

check out with an aditional ground from battery to starter.
Good luck

Posted on Nov 11, 2011

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I have a 1999 lincoln town car my motor will not trun it clicks but will not trun over the battery is good?


Battery is good how?
It is new
It is old and was tested

Clicking is usually the solenoid on the
starter.It could have burn't contacts,if
battery is good
Or the starter is bad

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Turn key on nothing ,trun key off and on three or four time then it start


Either u got problem in ur ignition switch contactor(it is located aty the end of ur ignition key assembly) or the starter solenoid.

Do u hear any clicking sound when u try to crank ur ignition key? if u hear some clicking sound that means ur starter solenoid got problem.


If u don't hear ny clicking sound, that means ur contactor in the switch is at fault!


better bring ur car to ur nearest garage to fix on that, if u can fix it it by urself try it.

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What would make the car trun off but will trun back on with the key


There are lots of possible soluttions to this prob. you will have to be more specific......Does it make any sounds...Do you smell gas...does it run good before it stalls?

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sounds like a dead battery, have battery tested or trun on headlights if you have bright headlights then its not battery, check connections and starter it may be bad start there, good luck.

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Want start


I would check the ignition switch in the steering colunm

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I tried starting the 2007 toyato camry. The lights comes on but the car doesn`t start it instead has the clicking sound once you turn the keys. It does this everytime and after about about the 4th time...


how old is the battery? frist battery needs to be load tested if it passes, then check starter draw, if the starter is drawing to many amps it will bring the battery down. trun the headlamps on and attempted to start the vech if the headlamps draw down very dim may have starter problem but remember the battery and its connection have to be in good working order before you can try this test .

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