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Car won't start, battery isn't dead and when trying to start up, a small click can be heard in place of the engine turning over.

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That click is the solenoid. sounds like not enough juice to the starter. check big wire where it connects to the starter, and where it connects to the positive(+) terminal on the battery. good luck, hope this helps.

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Car won't start


Anything is possible, but I doubt the new battery has failed.
Chances are the alternator is not charging the battery.
The alternator should be able to power the headlights and engine once it starts.
You also need to know why the battery went dead overnight.

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PUT NEW STARTER IN BUT ENGINE WONT TURN OVER


1) Low battery, not enough juice.

2) Starter housing dirty, and engine block area where it connects to. Starter gets ground off of the engine block. (Negative connection) Positive connection from battery goes to solenoid. Clean starter, and engine area where it mounts.

3) Brushes for starter are completely worn down. The click you hear/heard, is one of the last it will make before the brushes are changed.

Test the starter off of the car with jumper cables, and a small jumper wire for the solenoid. Starter works you know it isn't the problem.

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Chevy tahoe 96 will not start. I have replace the electric fuel pump and that is working. Truck will not turn over.


Hello,

If the engine is not turning over, you most likely have a dead battery, or your starter is bad. If the battery is going dead, you will hear clicking sound and the lights will dim. If you have jumper cables hooked up between the Tahoe and a car that is already running and it still won't start, I would remove the starter and bring it to a place like Autozone or Advance Auto Parts, where they will test it for free.

I hope this helps you!

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Car wont start,seems like battery went dead


If the car doesn't start with a jump you might have a bad alternator. The alternator supplies voltage to the car once the engine is running. If the battery is dead, and the alternator isn't putting out sufficient voltage, the engine cannot run. Then again sometimes a car with an extremely dead or internally shorted battery WON'T start with a jump. Replace the battery and try again.

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Our battery went dead on our 1996 Sable. Put in a new battery and one week later the car will not start. The starter tries to start but won't. Checked the battery and it is fine. What could the...


Whenever, you replace a battery, it is a good idea to have the alternator checked to make sure that it is producing enough amperage to run the vehicle and charge the battery.

Suggest you take your car to an auto parts store and ask them to test your alternator under load. That is the most likely problem, your alternator.

Sep 16, 2011 | 1996 Mercury Sable

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I have a 2002 c 320 battery isn,t dead but car won,t start.I even changed the battery and still the same it also did the same thing last week but started after an hour or so


under what condition the car won't start?
is it when the car set over night, a few hours or after a few minutes.
does it make any noise or click when you try to start?
does the engine even turn over at all or just silent?
if nothing happen then may be the starter, switch or fuse.
if the engine turn but won't run then may be the ignition system or fuel system.

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When i turn the start key jn my Nissan Primers (52 reg)it tries to start then a click is heard and the electrics turn off. I turn the key off and it all resets, i try starting again and a click is heard...


The clicking usually means that the battery does not have enough charge to start the engine. Try just turning on the ignition and starting the windscreen wipers. If they move really slowly then your batter is low. Try recharging the battery for a few hours using a car battery charger. Try to the start the engine again after it is fully charged. If this works but then the battery goes flat again, you may have a problem with the alternator, or the battery is not correct for the car (the bigger the engine, the heavier duty the battery.

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Car want start factor security light flashing and car want start battery went dead and wont start since tried to jump start and everything won work


The factory security light will remain on - this is a standard feature indicating the car is dead.
First, unplug the hazard fuze in the engine bay (this will reset the ecu and remove the flashing)

Next, replace the battery with a new one (or one with proper charge) - keep in mind a small battery will not do anything for these cars, the engines require a lot to push them over (it isnt a honda)
*Make sure to clean the positive and negative battery cables from acid

Then just start it up :)

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