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I have a 06 ion and battery checks good but the car will not turn over at all, not even a click. could this be a bad starter or starter relay?

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If only clicked then I'd say bad neutral safety switch but with no click which is a relay then you may have an ignition switch problem. That's in the steering column coming from the key ignition or the starter relay is fried.

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Yeah no click or anything that could mean the starter solenoid is not working need to check and make sure your getting voltage to the starter solenoid if you are getting voltage than the problem could be in the ignition switch....

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When you turn the ignition key to start your car, voltage from the battery flows through the ignition switch to the Park/Neutral safety switch and/or brake pedal or clutch pedal safety switch (you have to push the pedal down before the circuit will complete) to the starter relay or solenoid. When the relay or solenoid is energized by voltage from the ignition switch circuit, it closes a contact that routes more power from the battery directly to the starter to crank the engine. The starter motor spins, pushes the starter drive gear to engage the flywheel and cranks the engine.

If the engine fails to crank, there is a fault in one of the components in the battery/ignition/starter circuit. Check it out.....
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simple thing the click your hearing is a bad connection from battery to starter or the ground

the battery posts could be coroded or frade
remove wire look for frade wire and adjust and clean on the post of battery both ground and positive make sure they have tight connection

also make sure starter has good connection this will also give you the clicking sound cause these things i decribed are just things that have a bad contact

now for the other part of clicking its not your relay cause obviously the power is making it but not much to turn starter

other things that can be wrong
starter silennoid bad
bad cell in battery even when the battery tester says the battery is good a dead cell wouldnt show
alternator not charging battery
bad ingnition coil

this are a few things that would run down and give bad battery click check with top of this help with the cables first this will probably be the cause

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