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I have put 5 starters on my car.They work good for 2 or 3 wks. then it's back to the click, click until it cranks.Any suggestions?

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Check the earth cables from the battery and chassis to the engine block. Most people check the power cables, but forget the earth cable.
You are looking for a loose cable or bolt that attaches the cable to the engine block.

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Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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When you purchase the starters, do these come with a new starter solenoid or do you put your old one on. Also, if you are getting the whole starter and solenoid, the battery could have a bad connection and burning the contacts up in the solenoid. Check all of the cables to and from your battery to the solenoid. A bad ground can cause a solenoid not to kick out and turn the starter over.

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Try putting a new red power cable from the starter to the battery. Often this is the culprit. As it heats up it makes a poor conection at the connecting points or cable to cable tips. After attempting to start a number of times & no start, check the cable for any hot spots with your hand. Be careful, you may burn yourself. If it's hot, this is where the problem is. Also have a load test done on the battery to check it's condition. Hope this helps you. Good luck!

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Sounds like your loosing power to the starter motor (big wire at starter), the small wire is good cause you hear it clicking, that's the solenoid, next time it clicks, need to check voltage at big wire on starter with test light, while some one holds key to start, if you loose voltage, check wire at both ends, battery and at starter.

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