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Old 09-30-2013, 06:54 AM
zranger zranger is offline
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Default 2001 not starting

i thought i had it fixed. A couple days ago in lowes parking lot turned the key over got nothing but one click. Tried jumping nothing. had battery tested, tested good charged it anyways over night and cleaned the connections. Put the battery back in same thing. Then i banged on the starter and it turned over but still wouldnt start. So i got a new starter put it on and bingo fires right up. Drive it all day fine. Then i get in turn it over and it just clicks. Not one click like before but fast clicking. all lights work tried jumping again. Nothing. If anything the horn may of been a little weak. What could it be? Should i take the alternator out and have it tested? also try to charge the battery again? Idk what it could be. If its clicking it shouldnt be the starter right?


Guess i should add its a 2001 3.0 5 spd manual. 143,000 miles.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:58 AM
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Default Re: 2001 not starting

It really sounds like a bad connection somewhere. Check all the grounds on the battery and starter. Mine has done that when there was corrosion on the battery terminal.

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Old 09-30-2013, 12:00 PM
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^ this, check everything that connects to your starter, somewhere the signal is being cut off,
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