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I have a voltage drop on the ring circuit and my tester telling me its an earth fualt

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Sounds like something is shorting out then. Look for bare wires shorting, faulty components possibly a bad regulator.

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I have a 2007 madza3 2.0 battery is good but when you turn the key it just clicks


Clicking sound is the solenoid activated starting switch pulling in, then dropping out because of low voltage when the starter motor is connected electrically. When the contact drops out, the load on battery is reduced, voltage rises again enough to pull the solenoid switch back in and click. This happens four or five times a second and thus hear the "clicking" sound.
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