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I try to start my car an it keeps ticking. I know its not the battery, when i tap on the starter an then turn the car over it starts

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Replace the starter. The bendix is hanging up in it

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if your battery is good and your try to start your car and all you hear is clicking, that means yoru starting is satrting to fail and it doesnt catch. but try this to see if its your starter. Locate your starter and have soembody cranking the engine while yout tap little bit on the started with a piece of metal or little hammer, This will make the starter catch in al least ones and will show you if it is the problem. And this method worked for me 40 times out of 50. Good luck bro

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