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When i turn my key all i hear is a click is that my starter?

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  • cbleggett1 Oct 12, 2010

    i had the battery checked it was fine i even tried to jump start it yesterday but nothing should i just have it towed to someone

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A single click is the solenoid on the starter engaging. This is a pretty typical symptom of a bad starter if everything else seems normal.

Rapid repeated clicking while the key is in the crank position is a good sign the battery is to weak to turn the engine over.

Back to the single click. Try turning the key to the crank position rapidly and repeatedly. Sometimes this will make the starter work wich will also confirm that it is bad.

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  • cbleggett1 Oct 12, 2010

    ok i tried turning the key to the crank position rapidly and repeatedly it was only 1 click now that i did that its more did i mess the car up more?

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    Jeremy W. Oct 12, 2010

    I would try jump starting. Its possible that the battery was to weak to turn the car over. Now that you have tried repeatedly it has worn the battery down to the point where you get multiple clicks. I would alos guess it is the origninal battery? 8 years for a battery is a good life!

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