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Starter will just click when i turn the ignition

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Try tapping on the starter with a hammer not too hard but tap,tap,tap if it starts the starter is bad ,you need to replace the starter.

Make sure the battery is good and cables are cleand no corrosion and tight enough.

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Do you hear several clicks repeating very fast? If so, bad battery. Do you hear a single audiable click when you try to crank? If so you may have a bad starter. Starter and starter solenoid on these are connected together and sold as an assembly. If you do get just that one click, give the starter a whack with a hammer or end of a pry bar. If it starts, you have a bad starter. If it don't you may still have a bad starter, drop the starter out from under the vehicle. To make sure you motor is not seized up, you'll need to turn the engine over manually. After removing the starter, you'll see a flywheel with teeth on it, take a pry bar and gently pry against it to turn it. It won't be easy with the spark plugs in as it is building compression as you do this. But if it does turn then you may want to replace the starter. These instructions are IF you hear the click. If you do NOT hear the click you'll need to check current to the starter from the ignition. The starter will have a very large wire going to it from the battery, this is your 12v lead. There will be a smaller wire beside it, this is your ignition wire. Take a test light and attach one end to a bolt holding the starter in and touch the pointed end to the ignition wire terminal, if it lights up, you have a bad starter (pull starter out and make sure you can turn motor over and ensure its not siezed) If it does not light up, you may have a bad starter relay or a blown fuse or even a broken ignition wire somewhere between starter and ignition. Good Luck!

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Stupid question but I have to ask, did you check the fuses for the starter and ignition? When you say replacing the starter and solenoid did not work, did you hear the starter engaging or any clicking? You might try a remote starter switch to see if it is your ignition if you do not hear the starter engage or click.

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it is one of two things.
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  • ignition switch is weak, not providing enough voltage from the to kick the soliniod all the way to start the starter

The way to check that is to hot wire the starter soliniod little wire, to battery voltage. (the big cable on the solinoid)
If it turns over good, then you can either replace the ignition switch or install a relay someware near the starter to supply it with propper current to kick the solinoid all the way to engage the motor.
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It could either be a BAD starter or a BAD ignition they both would have the same symptoms of a "CLICK" alone. I would most likely lean toward the ignition because the key is difficult to turn but its not all ways true that key is tight because the ignition is bad, although possible. It could just mean a bad ignition cylinder(just the key part why its tight) I want you to do a test for me. With clutch engaged turn key to start position and listen for click on starter in the hood, when trying to start. If you hear starter click then the ignition switch is good. (Before you do this make sure that battery is FULLY CHARGED).STARTER IS AT FAULT. IF no clicking is heard coming from starter check starter fuse and if its good YOU have a BAD ignition switch. Contact if you need more hep and Thanks for using FIX YA

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I have both a Stealth, and a 3000GT, so I guess you could say that know a bit about the platform. this sounds like one of three possible things.
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If you know anyone with a 3000, try to borrow their starter relay, it is about a 10 second swap, and you will know very quickly if it is the problem.

If the starter solenoid isn't even clicking, I am leaning heavily towards either a completely disconnected trigger wire, or a bad starter. If it is clicking, then it is most likely click click start

click click start occurs because Mitsu, in their infinite wisdom put a wire to the starter (the trigger wire) which was BARELY sized large enough to carry enough current to activate the solenoid on the starter, over time, and corrosion, the wire becomes too thin to carry enough current, so it does not fully engage the solenoid... the solution is to install a relay at the starter so the trigger wire closes the circuit in the relay from the hot power side of the relay to the trigger. The hot power side of the relay is ALWAYS on, and the wire is big enough to carry enough amperage. Thats the way I did it, you can also put the relay up by the battery, here are instructions for doing it this way, personally, I like the relay down tie-wrapped to the starter myself.

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