Some times, when I try to start my 1999 Jeep GC, it just gives this click-clack sound and won't turn over. After some time, it will start and work all day. City Garage said some cables were loose and they fixed it, including changing the serpentine belt. After a month now, I am having the same problems all over again.
Please give me an idea of what might be the "real" problem.
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Re: Click, Click, and not starting
The most common problem is the electrical contacts in the starter motor solenoid get burnt, this will give the click noise at times, had this exact problem on my own car, since I am a retired technician I went on the internet and bought just the contacts for the solenoid, $10.00 and I was back up and running.
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Well to start with, it does sound like the starter is on the way out, best to test, give it a push and try to start in 2nd gear if starting ok the starter is gone, needs changing, could be a low battery as well check the voltage output on it, could put jumper leads on, if starting it is battery, if not it's starter.
Take a pair of jumper cables,and use the ground side of the jumper cables,and clamp on the negative battery post,and the other end of the negative ground of the jumper cables,to the engine,anywhere that is a good ground,then try and start it,if it starts,then the ground cable on the jeep,is bad,replace it,you might check the connections on the battery post,clean the grey,or black color residue off the battery post,and inside the cable ends to where they shine.This residue acts as a insulator,and will not allow contact.The new battery can have this residue on it,even if it is new.
hi sounds like your starter motor has packed in with all the trying.. just quickly put your car in 5th gear and give it a rock this might release it if not then you gota replace it and as a must get your battery charged up so it has the correct cranking amps to turn the starter