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Relay starter switch

I have a full charge on the battery, but when I try to turn it over, I only get a clicking noise, I am fairly sure that it is the relay switch, not real sure how to replace it.

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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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hi..
the problem seems to be with the realy which clicks when you try to start. when you start this relay sends the signal to the starting motor and rotates the flywheel. due to the damage of this relay no signal is going. so please change the relay and try it wil work.


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Hi...
Yes.
But the first step is check the BATTERY condition..
See if is full charged..
because is the common simptoms of that problem.
If yes with a TEST light you can check the 12v at the starter motor., when other person. try to start.
If there a signal. the more probable is the starter bad.
If not. check all the fuses and connection at the starter and relay. check the NUETRO SAFETTLY SWITCH.
or CLUTCH swithc. for proper funtion.

OK.. I hope this information work for your problem.

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