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Turn key - click, click, click. Starts right away when jumped, but green indicator (fully charged) is visible on battery.

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  • tjp6583 Jul 22, 2008

    I took a chance and it was the battery - the bad battery had green indicator the whole time - next time I will ignore. Thanks

  • Anonymous Sep 29, 2008

    when i turn my key over all i hear is a click



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The clicking is caused by insufficient CURRENT closing and holding the starter solenoid closed. Stick a flat blade screwdriver between the battery post and battery terminal, then try starting. If it starts, clean battery posts. If not, battery is discharged.

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I would get your battery tested if it is fine and your car still dont start you have a starter motor problem personaly i would ignor the green indicator

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