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I changed the starter on my eldorado but it is still only making a clicking sound what else could be the problem?

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Check your battery cables for corrosion, make sure they are tight, check the ground wire (black wire) from the battery to the engine, make sure it is clean and tight. Use battery terminal cleaner to clean cables (do get any on top o the battery) If cables are bad corroded, replace the bolts on the cable and make sure the battery connectors are clean, Have you tried a jump start? It may be a bad battery. If the lights con
me on that does'nt mean the battery is good.

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It seems that you have a bad starter relay, check fuses and related wiring for broken or loose connections, specially ground.

Also, there is a big flat fuse kind of hidden in the right side of the fuse box, motor compartment, one end is connected to the thick cable that comes from the alternator and the other end feeds the fuse box. It has a plastic tab covering it, with the word FUSE written on it. I had a problem with it once, it was blown, but somehow, it worked unless I hit a bump or turn headlights on. As soon as I replaced it my troubles were gone.

Good luck!!!

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