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Will not start. When key is turned to start

Will not start. When key is turned to start position there is one click. The battery has been checked and has an adequate charge. I would think that the click is the selnoid without the accompanying starter motor activity.

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  • Ian Summerfield
    Ian Summerfield Jul 09, 2010

    do the dash lights go out,or stay fully lit when key turned to start?

  • cpafortier Jul 10, 2010

    The dash lights go out as they normally would when the car is being started. There is one click comming from under the car. I suspect this is the selinoid. My next step is to try and put power directly to the starter motor to see if it turns.

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Hi..
exactly the starter motor is not activated so
1. try checking the connection to the motor and terminal of the motor
2.check the battery terminals are properly secured if any loose conncetion are there they wont work properly
3.check the continuity of the wire which is going to the motor

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