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Have power to everything but i get a clicking sound and it wont start

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  • scott mclean Aug 09, 2008

    Car started and drove fine, parked overnite, now only clicks...battery seems OK...headlights appear bright. Have attached a battery charger with a 200 amp starting feature, still only clicking, no cranking...anything else to check besides suspecting a bad starter/starter solenoid? Is the solenoid piggybacked on this starter? Is there a separate relay somewhere?

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Check for a weak battery by load testing it,or have it load tested.A load tester is a specific tool for checking battery strength.Another not so accurate method is to turn on the headlights.If the headlights are really dim,then the battery is almost discharged.If the healdights are strong,then the battery is probably pretty strong.If the battery checks out,likely a bad starter,or starter solenoid.Good luck.

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