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Car won't start. tried to jump it no go. lights etc seem to be working. Key turns and i get a rapid clicking sound and all the dashboard display lights up. Starter maybe? Last two days has acted a little out of sorts when starting for instance had to hold the key turned forward all the way for longer than usual.

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  • locustkllr Nov 10, 2010

    Thanks jturcotte you are very helpful. i am very inept at repairing mechanical things. seems my best choice for this morning is to have it towed to my mechanic and hope it isnt something i cannot afford to repair. things are very tight these days and i may be walking to work for awhile :(

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If you want to make sure if the starter is bad the easy way to check it is put on the dashlight's and the wiper's turn the key if their's a draw and the light's go dim and the wiper's slow down it usually mean's that the starter need's to be rebuilt. But make sure you check the terminal connection's on your battery is good and your ground is good.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

  • locustkllr Nov 12, 2010

    appreciate the help guys. turns out my 6 year old battery was just really dead and replaced it. everything else is working good. thankyou.

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Yes, starter/solenoid is the likely problem.

Please see my tip at http://www.fixya.com/cars/r6222268-engine_doesnt_crank_turn_over . 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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