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Solenoid on my focus is clicking but stater is not turning over. When the bolts are loosen the starter will start the engine. I think the starter needs shimed, but not sure this is the problem.

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You are right. Shim it out a little until the starter turns the engine freely. It's a try it and see process. Install shims one at a time because if you shim it out too far it will strip the teeth off the gears in time. Hope this helps.

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Car won't start? try this!

Is your car clicking when you try to start it?
does it make u think your battery is low, but it isnt?

There are two reasons for this.

Reason #1 (most common)
our starter solenoid will click but nothing else when u try to start your car if your starter is not getting enough power from the battery. This can be caused by a low battery, however it can fake you out and seem like that battery was getting weaker and weaker over time even tho what was actually happening was that the grounding cable (black thick wire) going from the battery to the starter or a bolt on something metal under your hood may actually be degrading over time and need replacement.

Fix: #1
test your ground cable with starter cables! put the negative(black) on the battery then the other black end on anything metal that doesnt move and is not painted. also make sure its not in a spot that could loosen and fall into moving parts if the engines starts. Try starting your engine. If it starts you now know that your ground cable is bad. They are about $5 at autozone and 2 bolts to replace. Just follow it from the battery down to where its bolted on.

Reason #2
our starter solenoid could be bad. If you hear a clicking and you tried the above to no avail. You may need a new solenoid. Its the small cylinder looking thing attached to your starter. To replace the solenoid you will have to remove your starter. Some makes and models don't allow you to purchase the solenoid separately.

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you mean it wont crank, it must crank to start.
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2: weak battery even a new battery can be weak.
if you dont charge it first.
or if it starts ok then wont later, that means cars charge system failure.

can you jump start engine? with jumper cables.
that be a big clue there, proving starter works but battery was weak.
if the battery is fully charged.
you can hot wire the starter solenoid, (tiny terminal)
if car cranks now, the key start wire is failing.
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View of the starter on a V8

Disconnecting the starter wires

Loosening the starter mounting bolts

Removing the starter mounting bolts

Removing the starter

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