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1991 cadillac eldorado, car wont turn over and makes clicking noises. How do I know if its the starter or a specific part on the starter going out? When you turn the key the headlights and dash lights, radio will come on. Jumped the car and car still wouldnt start, still just clicking noises and smelled a slight burnt smell once after trying to start it with no luck. Couldnt tell where smell was coming from though, but it only happened the one time.

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  • jlaird04 Oct 01, 2009

    thnx i made sure part were clean but i dont know if they are getting a tight enough connection. We got a jump a couple days before when it broke down but the guy had to put jumpers directly on the post or something. But, after we turned the car off and tried to start it thats when it wouldnt start back up again even with jumpers. Will definitely check the battery for power though first. ty

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1st make sure your connections at battery and starter are clean and tight. Next pull the battery out and have a parts store check it's condition. Even though the lights and radio work, it may be too weak to crank the engine over. If the battery checks out ok, then you are probably correct, it's the starter. Check in this order though, so you don't waste $ on parts you don't need. You don't want to pull the starter out to find it was a weak battery, or a bad connection (dirty or loose connection would prevent jump start from working.)

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