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My car won't crank. Battery is good. Lights

My car won't crank. Battery is good. Lights still work. I can hear the solenoid click, but it won't turn over. Is my starter bad?

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Have you cheked the relay? If it is fine you should have your battery tested at an autoparts shop, Napa for instance. Finally or before you go to parts place raise front of vehicle. Make sure it is properly supported. Test if voltage is coming to starter with a meter. You will need an assistant for this. My past expeience would indicate a weak battery.

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But those are ignition parts. If the car won't crank, there is a problem between the battery, ignition switch, and the starter.
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When a battery is very low, even a jump won't work because the battery takes too much out of the jump. Take the battery out and have it charged up.
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But also make sure the battery terminals and cable ends are shiny and greased.

If you really want to be sure, put a voltmeter on it.
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When you crank it should go down to about 10.
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If it never goes below 11, it is not draining enough, and the solenoid is probably bad.
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