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My car wont start and its making a clicking noise. Is this the starter?

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BEST WAY TO TELL IF YOUR STARTER IS BAD. FIRST MAKE SURE YOUR BATTERY IS GOOD,ARE YOUR LIGHTS BRIGHT ECT? IF BATTERY IS LOW YOU WILL GET A STUTTERING NOISE FROM RELAY NOT A SINGLE CLICK. THE FACT YOU ARE GETTING A CLICK RULES OUT THE IGNITION SWITCH. USE A TEST LIGHT (CAN BE PURCHASED AT ANY AUTO PARTS STORE FOR A COUPLE OF BUCKS. GROUND LIGHT ON SOMETHING METAL ON YOUR ENGINE WHERE YOU CAN STILL REACH THE STARTER. TEST THAT THE LIGHT IS WORKING BY PROBING BIG RED POWER WIRE ON STARTER. IF LIGHT LIGHTS THEN YOU HAVE A GOOD GROUND. IF NOT LOOK FOR ANOTHER GROUND. ONCE LIGHT IS PROVED WORKING,HAVE SOMEONE TURN KEY TO START POSITION WHILE YOU PROBE THE SMALL IGNITION WIRE ON THE STARTER SOLENOID . IF THE LIGHT LIGHTS THEN MOST LIKLY THE STARTER IS BAD. YOU SHOULD ALSO BE AWARE THAT IF YOUR CAR CAME EQUIPT WITH A DISABLED LOCTRONICS DEVICE FROM THE DEALER YOU NEED TO REMOVE THAT FROM THE SYSTEM. I FOUND THIS OUT THE HARD WAY .....BUT THEN AGAIN YOU WOULDN'T BE GETTING ANY CLICK FROM THE START POSITION SO ITS PROBABLY NOT THAT ANYWAY. IF YOU GET NO LIGHT AT THE STARTER SOLENOID IGNITION WIRE THEN YOU HAVE A BAD FRAME SOLENOID MOST LIKELY.

I HOPE I HAVE BEEN SOME HELP:)

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