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Car won't start. the battery doesnt seem to be dead. there is only a loud clicking when i try to crank it. what could that be?

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If the battery is good and the battery connections are clean and tight then i would say you have a bad starter, replace the starter but first make sure that the battery is fully charged.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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Solenoid.

Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6222268-engine_doesnt_crank_turn_over . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.

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not sure what you said but.
seems the battery is discharging,? 12.6v is fully charged,
own a voltmeter?
try a good loaned battery , does it start the car,?
i think you meant?
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