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Making clicking noise i dont know how to tell if it is the battery or the starter

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Hi,

Often the clicking sound is produced by the starting solenoid when the ignition key is turned to "Start". If clicking only but no crank, probable problems could be:

  • corroded, loose or dirty battery terminal/cable and/or starter motor terminal/cable;
  • defective starting solenoid;
  • weak/defective battery;
  • loose engine ground.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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I am having the same problem. Any chance it could be the relay? Let us know how you make out

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  • zeekh Aug 03, 2008

    Hi I am having the same problem Is it possible that the relay is acting up? Let us know how you make out,

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