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Wont start clicking when ignition turned on. - 1988 Jeep Wrangler

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    2005 Jeep Rubicon won't start. Ran fine yesterday. Lights came on when first opening door and dash lights came on. Tried to start. Clicking noise when turning key. Now no juice. Lights won't work. Dash lights won't work.

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Hi Chiclett, Guest,

@Chiclett, didn't I answer one of your posts a couple weeks ago? Well, hello again.

That clicking is the solenoid. They do that when they don't get enough power to engage the starter.

Checkfor low battery condition and good terminal connections.

The easiest test is to have someone that can give you aJump. If it starts, that pretty much will prove its a low battery.

Then comes the question: Will it start next time?
Something may still be wrong. The battery may be bad, the Alternator or both.

Drive to an auto parts store or battery dealership and ask them if they could perform a 'Load Test' on your battery. This does more than test the voltage, it tests the amperage the battery can deliver.

Bythe time you get there it should be recharged. If you have a voltmeteron the dash, you should check the voltage while its running. +13-14volts is normal and rules out the alternator

@Guest,
Starting out with lights, then having nothing makes me lean toward the connections at the battery terminal over a low battery. But it never hurts to check the voltage.
If voltage is OK, take the terminals off, clean them with a wire brush, then reattach. Make sure they're on tight. See if there is power now. If not, Click the ASK button and describe what its doing with as much detail as possible.


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