Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: In the sticks, IN
That "clicking" noise is most likely the starter plunger moving back & forth. It does this because its getting enough juice to activate the plunger, but not enough to actually turn the motor.
IF the battery is good, & IF the alternator is good, & IF the starter solenoid is good, then you probably have a bad ground somewhere.
Remove and clean ALL wires/connections in the ENTIRE charging/starting system. Also, remove & clean the grounds from the engine to chassi. Use a mixture of baking soda & water to neutralize battery acid and corrosion.
If that doesn't fix your problem then it could be a bad/corroded wire or your starter. But my guess is that a good cleaning will do the trick. Bad grounds kill batterys. Good Luck.
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Last edited by Dedicated5.0; 12-24-2001 at 10:49 AM.