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Starter just clicks when I turn the key. I replaced the starter 4 times. What could be causing this. 97 Acura CL 3.0

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First check to see if your engine will turn manually by gripping the belts and pulling or by un=sing a torque wrench on the pulley. Really clean your battery connectors, battery acid and residue is toxic and will eat holes in your clothes, rinse with lots of water immediately. Make sure jumper cables are beefy or they will not allow enough power. If your starter clicks, it is either a stuck engine, weak battery, dead solenoid connectors or dead armature inside the starter. In rare cases cable connections can come loose at the solenoid or at the ignition switch. (A mechanic knows to take some solenoids apart and turn the connectors upside down to the uncorroded side.) Combustion chambers full of water or oil can lock an engine because they dont compress, So pull the spark plugs and try turning it over.

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