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Car wont turn over

When i turn the key the solenoid makes a loud clicking noise but nothing happens after that, the starter doesnt budge, ive had the starter tested, changed the battery, cables and solenoid, it still only clicks when i turn the key

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    starter clicks but doesnt turn the engine over

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    2001 escape starter wont turn over engine. when you tap the solenoid on the starter it turns over

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    Starter, battery or both

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Fully charged batter installed and when I turn the key the car just clicks like the battery is week. Is the voltage regulator defective?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    turn key over and nothing happens except clicking noise

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    ENGINE START TO TURN OVER THEM CLICKING TAKES OVER AND CAR WONT START

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    fisher minuet mount 1 pump motor not turning on. have power at solenoid with proper clicking noise,have power at plow connections and power at the pump itself. all valve controls are working with test light when usuing controls. the only way ive been able to make it work is by jumping motor directly with jumper cables from the other battery in the truck.

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Try putting a new starter.donny

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