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Originally posted by FloRida@Oct 19 2006, 12:41 PM~6401683
makes a clicking noise when trying to start......is it starter or alternator
sounds like a starter prob also make sure batt cables are on tight
 

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Originally posted by 84 2 dr cut@Oct 19 2006, 02:15 PM~6401885
sounds like a starter prob also make sure  batt cables are on tight
Thanks man, its my sisters car and im about to head out there now..I figured it was the starter but I'll make sure to check those batt cables because she told me this happend twice already and each time this guy seemed to fix it by moving around the batt cables
 

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The clicking is the starter solenoid opening and closing because there isnt enough juice to hold it closed when youre trying to start the car.... its a dead battery or a bad connection.... check the terminals like you said, clean off any corrosion, tighten them properly and glue or tape a penny to the top of the battery.
 

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Originally posted by JasonJ@Oct 19 2006, 03:32 PM~6402421
The clicking is the starter solenoid opening and closing because there isnt enough juice to hold it closed when youre trying to start the car.... its a dead battery or a bad connection.... check the terminals like you said, clean off any corrosion, tighten them properly and glue or tape a penny to the top of the battery.
never heard that one, whats the penny for???
 

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Originally posted by JasonJ+Oct 19 2006, 02:32 PM~6402421-->
The clicking is the starter solenoid opening and closing because there isnt enough juice to hold it closed when youre trying to start the car.... its a dead battery or a bad connection.... check the terminals like you said, clean off any corrosion, tighten them properly and glue or tape a penny to the top of the battery.
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@Oct 19 2006, 06:59 PM~6403957
never heard that one, whats the penny for???
To avoid acid residue build-up on battery terminal posts and cable clamps, place a copper penny on top of the battery between the battery posts. (The copper penny will usually stay in place without falling off.) The copper in the penny will absorb the acid residue from the posts and keep the terminal posts and cable clamps clean. On older batteries that appear to give off more acid residue, add an additional penny and place each penny one to two inches from the posts. Make sure that there are no exposed areas of the battery cables near the post terminal clamps, since the stranded copper cables will also absorb acid residue. In about 6 to 9 months, the penny will turn into a small lump of greenish powder. Merely wipe off the powder with a paper towel and replenish with another copper penny as required.

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Originally posted by ALOW1@Oct 19 2006, 10:30 PM~6404704
To avoid acid residue build-up on battery terminal posts and cable clamps, place a copper penny on top of the battery between the battery posts. (The copper penny will usually stay in place without falling off.) The copper in the penny will absorb the acid residue from the posts and keep the terminal posts and cable clamps clean. On older batteries that appear to give off more acid residue, add an additional penny and place each penny one to two inches from the posts. Make sure that there are no exposed areas of the battery cables near the post terminal clamps, since the stranded copper cables will also absorb acid residue. In about 6 to 9 months, the penny will turn into a small lump of greenish powder. Merely wipe off the powder with a paper towel and replenish with another copper penny as required.

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Thanks homie...

I've written this down for future reference...

 

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Originally posted by FloRida@Oct 20 2006, 01:34 PM~6408092
Thanks a lot everyone, it turned out it was just a loose wire :cool:
did you tighten it?
 

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Originally posted by ALOW1@Oct 19 2006, 11:30 PM~6404704
To avoid acid residue build-up on battery terminal posts and cable clamps, place a copper penny on top of the battery between the battery posts. (The copper penny will usually stay in place without falling off.) The copper in the penny will absorb the acid residue from the posts and keep the terminal posts and cable clamps clean. On older batteries that appear to give off more acid residue, add an additional penny and place each penny one to two inches from the posts. Make sure that there are no exposed areas of the battery cables near the post terminal clamps, since the stranded copper cables will also absorb acid residue. In about 6 to 9 months, the penny will turn into a small lump of greenish powder. Merely wipe off the powder with a paper towel and replenish with another copper penny as required.

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