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When I put the key into the ignition it has a clicking sound, but doesn't turn over. Could it be the battery or the starter.

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    Same problem. The car won't take a charge and their is a shap "tack, tack tack" sound.

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Actualy if the lights come on in the car and all else works(meaning everything powers up) 99% chance it is the starter contacts, which means you do not need a new starter but replace the contacts in the solenoid. only providing it passes a avr test.

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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Usually a clicking comes from a dead battery and or loose/corroded battery connections.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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Yes, it sounds like your solenoid is bad and staying engaged against the flywheel, you could do an amperage draw and a voltage drop test to find out for sure, but you will need an DVOM and a amp clamp. Or you could take it into an auto parts store and they will test it for free. Hope this helps.

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Sounds like a bad ground. If the battery voltage does not drop when the starter is engaged, the starter is not getting the juice. Check the ground connection again. 90%

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