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Will not start or turn over. Replaced battery. I hear a clicking sound when I turn the key on around the starter relay and starter. When I turn the ignition further to start, the lights and dash lights go out. Any ideas.... Thanks, Steve

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    Jeffrey Turcotte Nov 07, 2010

    make sure the battery terminals are tight. Please see my tip at . These are generic instructions. If you get stuck or need specific instructions for your car, please get back to me with model, year and engine info.



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Steve, take the starter off and have it checked at a local parts store ie:Auto zone, O'reiley's ect. I would be willing to bet that the starter is out. the reason i think this is because of that fact that you said that the lights go out when you turn the ignition to the "start" position, this usually means there is a short in the starter. For a quick fix, you could have someone hold the key in the on position and lightly tap on the starter with a hammer to see if it is just bound up.

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  • koolchange Nov 07, 2010

    Thanks. I tapped the starter with a hammer then started it right up. At least I can get to the parts store and replace the starter. Thanks for your help.

  • iafarmboy200 Nov 07, 2010

    Your very welcome and I was glad to help.


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Hay salamat po

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