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Wont start,hear a click on top of motor,battery has good charge,is it something to do with the security system.had no previous problems

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Probably your solenoid.

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Are you sure it is the starter relay that you hear clicking?
If the starter relay is truly clicking, check continuity of the wire from the relay to the starter solenoid.
If good, most likely problem is the security system or the neutral safety switch. If no security light is flashing, check continuity of the neutral safety switch. See notes at link below.

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Make sure battery has a full charge and battery connections all good. I don't think your security system is the problem? At the starter motor two voltage circuits, one is fuse protected and is hot all the time. The other circuit goes hot with key in the start position and relay is energized. Any testing at relay or starter motor, make sure tranny is in park or neutral and parking brake is set.
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The clicking you are hearing, is the sound of a weak battery, Jump start the vehicle and take it to an AutoZone for a Charging System check.

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My car wont start but the lights on the dashboard comes on some told me try a new battery and others say its my starter this is my first car and im unsure about what to do can anyone please help me

Actually, these things are too difficult to be exact about, without testing so I can't tell you which it is from the description.

I will try and help though.

Rule #1 should always be: Make sure the battery is fully charged & load tested if there are starting problems. Parts stores do this free & you can read the tester as it is working generally and not have to worry if someone is trying to sell you something that you don't need and that won't fix the problem. (autozone uses a battery analyzer that does a pretty good job)

The battery is the easiest thing to remove & take to get tested & if you find it's bad, you save a considerable amount of time.

I can tell you that if you make sure the battery is fully charged, the cable connections are really good & clean and tightly secured, the ground connections are good and clean and secure, that the battery would have to be bad not to work unless there is a problem with the neutral safety switch, or the ignition switch.

If you hear a click, or a repeating click when you try & start it, that's usually lack of power from the battery or the connections.

If you turn the lights on, turn the key to start & the lights go dim as you hear a solid click at the starter, the starter/solenoid are usually bad. If the light goes out quickly & you get nothing for a minute, this is usually a cable connection problem or the battery is just near empty on power.

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The clicking sound is usually associated with a dead or low battery where there isn't enough power for the starter to crank so it clicks. Test the battery as it should read 12V plus/minus .2V
If the battery is good, then the starter solenoid, starter cables or the starter motor itself could be a problem.

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It is most likely either a dead cell in the battery, a faulty alternator, or voltage regulator. Take the battery to an autoparts store and have it tested. The alternator may be faulty which is why the system charging failure alert came on, but check the battery first and then the alternator. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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Trace the battery cables back sounds like something is loose like the ground to the engine or the power cable to the power distribution box

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